All it takes for a slip-and-fall accident to occur is a wet floor or a broken step. Injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall accident can be substantial and can include broken bones, head trauma and back injuries. Victims of slip and fall accidents in Tulsa may want to seek to hold the property owner legally responsible for the hazardous conditions that led to the accident. However, there are certain elements that must be met in order to do so.
In general, a person who files a lawsuit based on a slip-and-fall injury may be able to do so based on one of three circumstances. First of all, one circumstance under which a premises liability suit may be sought is if the owner of the property or a person who worked on the property (such as a retail store employee) should have realized that a danger existed because a “reasonable” individual would have noted the problem and done something to remedy it.
Another circumstance in which a premises liability lawsuit may be sought is if the owner of the property or person who worked on the property did have knowledge of the hazard, but did not remedy it. A third circumstance in which a premises liability suit may be sought is if the owner of the property or a worker on the property actually caused the hazard that led to the accident.
These are only guidelines under which a premises liability suit can be brought in a slip-and-fall accident, and this post cannot promise any specific result in any individual case. Those who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents need to seek the help necessary to fully understand the laws behind such cases when pursuing compensation.
Source: FindLaw, “Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accidents,” Accessed Sept. 20, 2015
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