Slip and Fall
Fall down accidents often referred to as “slip and falls” are another category of accident claims. It is important to understand that just because an individual falls on someone else’s property or in a store does not mean that there is a basis for a fall down or “slip and fall” accident case. Fall down and “slip and fall” cases generally require that the owner or other person in control of the property where the fall occurred must have created the condition which caused the fall or must have had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition. That means that the owner or other person in control of the property must have had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition or the condition was one created by them or was one which they should have known about (i.e. “constructive notice”).
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Falling in a store in a puddle of water caused by an employee mopping the floor is an example of a dangerous condition created/caused by the property owner or other person in control of the store. Falling on a broken bottle of mayonnaise for example on the floor by the cashier at a grocery store is an example of a dangerous condition that should have been known by the property owner or other person in control of the store. For both of those examples, generally, the property owner or other person in control of the store would be responsible for the fall. If you have a slip and fall inside or outside a store, immediately take pictures of the condition which caused the fall, record witness names, and then report the accident to a store manager and make sure you get the manager’s name and a copy of an incident report.
A dangerous condition on a sidewalk which causes a fall may also support a claim. If you fall or slip due to a dangerous condition on a sidewalk (snow, ice, hole, broken cement, etc.) take pictures, if possible, report the fall to the owner of the property or other person in charge of the property adjacent to the sidewalk, record witness names and call for an ambulance if you are injured.
If you or a family member have been injured in a fall down or “slip and fall” accident, contact the slip and fall lawyers and premises liability lawyers at Fine and Staud, LLC.
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