Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accident Cases (Part 2)
Continuing from Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accident Cases (Part 1), here is some more important information regarding what needs to be established in order to prove that a property owner or manager is liable for causing slip and fall accidents.
While Part 1 of this blog focused on pointing out the general factors that come into play when proving fault in these cases, here in Part 2, we will highlight some specific examples of negligence and what type of evidence may be used in order to prove liability and help accident victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
Specific Examples of Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
Some specific ways in which property owners or managers may be negligent or careless and, as a result, cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Failing to clean up spills or pooling water on floors
- Failing to post warning signs about slippery floors, uneven or cracked floors and/or sudden drop-offs in flooring
- Failing to rope off or block areas of floors that may be under construction
- Failing to provide sufficient lighting (so people can see where they are walking).
Evidence that May Help Establish Fault
Proving what a property owner or manager knew (when it comes to hazardous conditions that lead to slip and fall accidents) can be one of the more challenging aspects of these cases. However, some evidence that can help in this effort may include (but is not limited to):
- Property maintenance records
- Violations notices from regulators and/or city officials
- Photographic evidence of the property conditions
- Witness statements
- Medical records and doctors’ reports (to establish the nature and severity of the injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents).
The Encino Premises Liability Lawyers at Binder and Associates
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that may have been caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager, you need an attorney who understands personal injury law and knows what steps to take on your behalf. At Binder and Associates, our Encino premises liability attorneys have been committed to aggressively defending victims’ rights and helping people like you in the Encino, California area since 1973. Our thorough knowledge of the law and our fierce litigating skills allow us to consistently help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
At Binder and Associates, we take pride in providing individual service and attention to each our clients, and we are selective in the number of cases we take. This allows us to focus on the issue at hand, attack each case with vigor and provide the highest quality legal work possible. It also allows us to keep each of our clients informed about the status of their cases at all times so that they never feel that they are being left in the dark when it comes to their the important legal matters.
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