The phrase "slip & fall" is well recognized in our litigious
culture. Slip & fall legal practice deals with the concept of premises
liability. An owner of property ("premises") owes a duty to his guests
("invitees") to keep his property in a reasonably safe condition. So, if you
slip & fall on a banana peel while at the local grocery store, your grocer may
have breached his duty to provide you, his customer, with a reasonably safe
shopping experience. If such a breach caused your injury, you may be entitled to
compensation from the grocer.
The primary question involves
whether the complained of dangerous condition is an unreasonably dangerous
condition. That is, just because a banana peel is on the floor does not mean you
will necessarily win a slip & fall case. For instance, if you threw the banana
peel on the floor and thus its presence there was no fault of the grocer's, the
grocer may not be liable. Likewise, if the grocer roped off the area where the
banana peel fell, yet you entered that area anyhow, the grocer would probably
not be liable. Slip and fall pictures may help you win deserved compensation. Of
course, aside from simple slip & falls, there are many other types of injuries
that may be sustained on another's property.
There are some
other peculiar rules involved with premises liability. Many judges determine
exactly what duty or responsibility a landowner or land possessor owes to
another person who is on his land based on the status of the person who is on
the land. That is, the owner or possessor owes a different duty to a trespasser
than he does to his guest.
As with many personal injury claims,
time is critical. Contact us today to protect your rights.
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