Slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove, even if the victim has been seriously injured. Thousands of people are injured on a yearly basis from unsafe premises with a dangerous or slippery surface including floors, stairs, and even the ground. It may seem obvious who is to blame, but specific legal criteria must be met to win a slip and fall case. You need the expertise of a Palm Beach slip and fall attorney to help you make sense of the situation and determine if you have a personal injury case.
Proving Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents
There are certain criteria that must be met in order to prove that the property owner is responsible for your injury. One of the following must be the case:
- Reasonable Awareness: If the property owner or their employee should have known about the dangerous conditions and failed to fix them. If any “reasonable” person could tell there was a problem, the property owner may be held responsible.
- Knowledge of a Problem: If the owner of the property, or one of their employees actually did have knowledge of the problem, but failed to fix the problem or prevent an accident from occurring, the property owner can be held liable.
- Cause: If the dangerous conditions were actually created by the property owner or their employees, through negligence or carelessness, the property owner is liable.
If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced slip and fall attorney in Palm Beach or anywhere in the South Florida area, please contact us using our online form, or call (866) 533-6700 today.