Let’s face it we’ve all had a slip and fall accident at one point in our lives or maybe you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries resulting from a slip and fall. At Flesch & Beck Law in Denver, we’ve handled many cases for our clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Before you pursue a case however, there are a few things you need to know about Slip and Falls.
What Is and Isn’t Negligence
If you’ve been injured in an accident slipping and falling on someone else’s property, consider the circumstance and situation. As a fact of life, things tend to decay over time like in the case of a house or store. Floors might become uneven or things might tend to drip onto the floor at one time or another. What’s important is determining whether or not the property owner acted in a careful manner so that slipping, tripping, or falling would not likely happen.
Not every owner has the time to clean up a spill or move something that might be dangerous. If they have done a reasonable job of keeping the location safe and secure they may not be held responsible. We as civilians have a responsibility to look around and watch where we are going. This applies to spills, uneven surfaces, and other devices that serve a useful purpose for being there. If you have suffered an injury involving a common scenario or product that has a useful everyday purpose then there is a chance that your case may be dismissed.
3 Ways for Determining if an Owner was Negligent
There are different reasons why an owner would be liable for a slip and fall injury. Here are three common ways to determine if the property owner was negligent and is liable for damages:
1) The owner or employees must have known about the dangerous conditions and done nothing about it. This means that an average person would take care of the property, discovered the defect or problem and repaired it.
2) The owner must have caused the spill or dangerous environment
3) The owner should have known about the dangerous conditions.
These scenarios can all be argued till the end of time. There are many other elements involved. That is why it is so important to have a competent personal injury attorney who has handled these cases before. Flesch & Beck Law is the trusted personal injury law firm in Denver that clients go to for slip and fall cases. They have decades of experience handling these types cases and get you the compensation you deserve.
Call their offices today at 303-578-0926.