Property owners are generally responsible for keeping their property safe for visitors and guests. You may be entitled to compensation from the property owner if you are hurt on another person’s property. Although this sounds simple, it is not easy to prove your claim. It is important to know which facts are crucial. Sometimes, these facts may seem trivial. It is also important to understand the law and how it applies to your case.
It Is Necessary to Prove That the Property Owner Was Negligent in Some Way
Most personal injury cases require you to prove the negligence of another party. Sometimes, like in a car accident where negligence is obvious, it may be that another driver ran a red light and caused your accident. Negligence is often not obvious for slip-and-fall victims.
If the property owner knew or should have known about the danger that caused your injury, and did not take the necessary steps to correct it, they may be held responsible. This is what negligence looks like in a slip-and-fall case:
- Managers of amusement parks fail to inspect their property for cracks in the asphalt or loose handrails.
- An apartment building owner is aware that the hallway carpeting has become soiled but refuses repairs, claiming it will be too costly.
- A property manager of an office building doesn’t put up a sign indicating “wet floors” on a rainy day when the tile floor becomes slippery and wet from foot traffic.
- Managers of retail stores leave merchandise on the ground in aisles, despite the obvious danger it presents.
When faced with a claim, property owners won’t often admit to negligence. They will often argue that the hazard was not discovered or that they didn’t have the chance to fix it. They will argue for the facts.
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