When is a Slip and Fall Injury Not My Fault?

slip and fall personal injuryWhen you have been seriously injured on someone else’s property, proving fault can play a critical role in protecting your rights.

A property owner is not necessarily responsible just because you happened to slip or fall on their property.

In fact, they may not be responsible at all unless you can show that you fell or were injured as a result of their negligence.

Determining Fault in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

In most cases, one of the following factors must be true in order to prove fault in a slip and fall lawsuit:

  • A property owner, manager or employee was responsible for a spill, obstruction or other dangerous condition that resulted in an accident.
  • A property owner, manager or employee knew about a dangerous condition but failed to do anything about it.
  • A property owner, resident or employee reasonably could have been expected to have discovered and fixed a dangerous condition before an accident could have taken place.

Of course, slip and fall accidents can sometimes occur due to reasons that are beyond the control of a property owner.

For example, a recent spill or poorly place shopping cart in a grocery store can be responsible for a serious accident before employees have a chance to notice and address the hazard. Similarly, guests are expected to have a reasonable amount of awareness of their surroundings in order to look out for their own safety.

Have you been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence? Call the Tampa slip and fall lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today.

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may need an experienced Tampa slip and fall attorney who can stand up for your rights.

Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today at 1-800-753-5203 to speak with a member of our injury law team for a free case evaluation.