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How to Win a Slip-and-Fall Case

| Oct 29, 2012 | Safety Tips |

While you would think that slip-and-fall cases are pretty straightforward, this is not always true. Lawsuits are often much more complex than you’d think. If you’ve been the victim in a slip-and-fall accident, the owner of the property where the accident occurred may be held liable for your accident, though you’ll need to provide the necessary proof. Here’s what needs to be proven to win a slip-and-fall lawsuit.

Dangerous Environment

You need to prove that your accident was caused by a dangerous condition or hazard on the property where the accident occurred. Taking a photograph after the accident can help with proving the dangerous condition even if there were no witnesses to back this up.

Owner’s Liability

Once you’ve shown how a dangerous condition on the property caused your slip-and-fall accident, you need to prove that this condition was caused by the property’s owner. You need to show that either the owner created the dangerous condition, knew about it but didn’t do anything to remedy it, or should’ve known about it.

Your Injury

You need to show that the accident caused an injury. After the accident you should immediately see a physician who can provide you with a medical report about the sustained injuries.

Ensued Losses

If you want to obtain compensation for the accident, you need to be able to prove that the accident resulted in losses. For medical expenses that you incurred after the accident, this is pretty straightforward – just make sure to keep all your receipts. To show the emotional impact your injuries had on you and your life, you may need to give a testimony or have friends/family testify about this.

If you’ve been involved in a slip-and-fall accident you’ll need a good personal injurylawyer at your side to help you prove the points discussed above and get you the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm have the experience and legal skill necessary to win your case. Contact us today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.