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Slip and fall accidents can result in painful injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, bruising, torn ligaments, and in some cases, death. Often these accidents are outside your control and you may be wondering what your options are for legal action. The experienced slip and fall attorneys at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Littky-Rubin & Whitman can help you determine if you have grounds for a case.
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Liability in a Slip & Fall Claim
Slip and fall claims fall under the umbrella of premises liability. This means the same rules apply in determining liability in a slip and fall claim. Essentially, these rules state that a property owner should recognize a dangerous condition and remove or repair it, while giving ample warning to surrounding individuals. They also state that property owners should not create a hazardous condition on their premises (i.e. by leaving an obstacle in a pathway). If the owner is proven to have neglected to fulfill their duty to provide reasonable safety to visitors on their premises, a claim may be successfully won on the part of the injured slip and fall victim.
Proving Slip & Fall Liability
Questions like the following may help to determine owner liability in a slip and fall case:
- Did the hazardous condition exist long enough that a property owner or employee could have eliminated the hazard?
- Did the property owner or employee routinely check for hazards? If so, is there a log recording such a procedure?
- Was there an acceptable reason for the existence of the hazard? Was this reason still acceptable at the time of the fall?
- Could the hazardous condition have been minimized through preventative measures such as adequate warning signage or preventing access to the location?
- Was poor lighting or limited visibility a factor in the slip and fall?
If you believe the property owner in your slip and fall case did not provide a reasonable amount of safety in your situation, contact a West Palm Beach slip and fall lawyer for further guidance.
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Since their beginning, Clark Fountain has successfully obtained over $817 million for their clients. When you choose our West Palm Beach slip and fall attorneys, you can be sure you are receiving top of the line representation. To pursue compensation for your slip and fall injury, contact our firm at 561-899-2100 today!