How to Improve Your Chances In a Slip and Fall Case

February 8, 2023

Slip and fall accidents can occur when you least expect them. Slipping on water, or falling due to uneven surfaces can lead to injuries that can cause emotional and physical pain.

If you've ever been injured due to a faulty property condition, you've probably wondered how to improve your chances in a slip and fall case. In most cases, the property owner or manager is responsible for maintaining the property and ensuring there are no harmful conditions on the property. Any problems that exists should be addressed within a reasonable timeframe and clearly marked with warning signs. In order to improve your chances of a successful lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the person who was responsible for the unsafe area breached their duty of care to the injured party.

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You must prove that the slip or fall was caused by someone else's negligence in order to support your claim.  This should be done before the statue of limitations expires. This doesn't mean you want to be hurt. This simply means that the other person was responsible for the events that caused your injuries and that their actions created an unreasonable risk for someone else to get hurt. Fault does not mean that someone intentionally or maliciously causes damage. It simply means that they pose an unreasonable risk of harm.

Slip and falls cases can be challenging. However, you can prove a slip-and-fall in Miami by showing that the property owner created a hazardous condition on their property, and that it was reasonably possible that someone could fall. You may also try to prove the that the property owner should've recognized the danger and taken the necessary steps to correct it before you fell.

Provide evidence that a dangerous condition exists

To prove a slip-and-fall claim, you must first do the following: show that the property owner created dangerous conditions on their property. Take for instance, in a casino. You need to provide sufficient evidence that the casino had a slippery floor that was known to cause slips and falls. It might be possible to show that the casino managers/owners knew that this type of flooring was dangerous for pedestrians.

Property owners can make their property unsafe in many ways. So, if you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall, you might also show that the property owner did not use proper warning signs of the dangerous condition.

Provide evidence that the property owner failed to fix a potential danger

Another way to prove slip and fall is to show the property owner failed or omitted to correct a dangerous condition on the property. Even if the property owner didn't intentionally create the dangerous condition they are responsible for your slip-and-fall. If someone spills something on the floor, the property owners have a reasonable time period to clean up the mess. If they did not, you can show that they did not take the necessary steps to clean up the spillage or prevent the slip and fall when they had sufficient time to do so.

Another example is when a windstorm causes a tree or shrub to fall onto a sidewalk of their property. The property owner must inspect the property within a reasonable time frame to identify that danger and fix it. You may be able show that the property owner had sufficient time to identify the problem and remove the tree.

How can I prove how my slip and fall happened?

After the incident involving your slip and fall, it is possible that you don't know that you should immediately get all the details of your slip-and-fall accident in the event you decide to file a claim. It's okay to not have all the details right away. Our slip and fall lawyer can help you determine the cause of your slip and fall and who is at fault.

Who is liable for a slip and fall?

In most cases, the property owner is responsible for slips and falls. The business owner can be held responsible if you are hurt by the actions of employees. Although it is usually the property owner who is responsible, there are legal options for third parties.

If someone is doing work on your property and leaves a metal beam on a walkway, and you slip on it, the company could be responsible for your fall. Sometimes, slips and falls can be caused by more than one party. You must identify the company or person responsible for your slip and fall to improve your chances of a successful claim.  We can help you do that.

Have you been hurt in a slip and fall accident? Contact our Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Today!

Michael D. Beharry, Esq.

An experienced personal injury attorney in the Miami area, who is committed to helping injured accident victims with cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, rideshare accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, as well as brain and spinal cord injuries.

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