What You Must Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

slip and fall injury basicsGetting seriously injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident can wreak havoc on your life. You need someone by your side that can guide you through the complex matters surrounding your personal injury case. You need someone who will aggressively fight for you and help you obtain the full extent of the damages that you deserve for suffering through the hard journey that lies ahead.

One of the biggest hurdles most slip and fall accident victims face in obtaining the compensation that they are entitled to is not knowing that they have a valid case on their hands. Unlike motor vehicle accidents, establishing fault in a slip and fall case can be rather difficult to establish. While it is best to immediately contact an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer to handle your case, below is an overview of the basics of a slip and fall case.

A Slip and Fall is a Personal Injury Matter

A slip and fall accident is a personal injury matter. The question in establishing why a slip and fall accident is a personal injury matter comes down to an issue of responsibility. When pursuing a slip and fall case, the accident must have occurred at a business or another person’s residence.

In short, another party must be responsible for the location in which you were at the time of the incident. You will not be able to hold someone else responsible for your injuries if no one was responsible for the safety and the overall premises of that location.

How to Hold Another Party Responsible In a Slip and Fall Claim

In order to successfully hold another party (the owner of the premises where you slipped and fell) responsible, you will need to prove the following elements:

  • The premise owner caused the surface to become unsafe (done by spilling a liquid, leaving an item underfoot or failing to properly maintain the surface);
  • The premise owner should have “reasonably” done something about the hazardous or dangerous area, yet failed to do so;
  • The premise owner should have known or did know about the hazardous or dangerous area and ignored it.

Your Attorney’s Role

When you hire a slip and fall attorney, he should have two primary goals:

  1. Proving liability – to clearly prove that the premise owner was negligent or liable for the incident
  2. Proving damages – to clearly prove the full extent of your damages

Call an Experienced Los Angeles Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our clients who have suffered injuries in slip and fall accidents reach the best monetary settlements.

If you or a loved one has any questions about your accident claim, our experienced Los Angeles slip and fall accident lawyers are available to personally review your case.  Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.

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