Slip and fall accidents can be detrimental at times. While it is not so uncommon for people to suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, there can be times in which the victim suffers fatal injuries defending on the effect of the fall. There can be a doubt as to if you are eligible to sue the property owner for the slip and fall accident you suffered in his property. There are certain things you must know to confirm the liability of the property owner in your slip and fall case.
The Danger Posed by the Slippery Floor
The danger posed by the slippery floor that caused the fall is very significant in determining the liability. The most important thing that determines the success in your slip and fall case lawsuit is proving the negligence of the property owner. Just because you had a slip and fall in his property does not make him responsible for the same. Even because the floor was slippery does not make him liable for the fall. If you want to hold him liable for your slip and fall, you need to prove that the floor was slippery unreasonably. Along with that, it should be proved that the property owner knew or should have known about the unreasonable slippery nature of the floor.
Reason for the Unreasonable Slippery Nature of the Floor
Once you have suffered a slip and fall in the property of a person, you must know the reason for the slip and fall before you leave the accident spot. You need to be sure of the substance which made the floor slippery. It may be water or any other liquid, oil, grease, debris, wax, or any other similar thing. The more time the slippery nature of the floor was prevalent the more liability you can bestow on the property owner because then there is a high chance for him to know about the danger posed by the unreasonably slippery floor.
The fact of whether there was a warning about the unreasonable slippery nature will also be considered while dealing with your claim against the property owner. If the property owner has failed to give a warning about the danger of the slippery floor, it can be taken as evidence for his negligence. Your knowledge about the danger will also be considered in the case. If you had already known about the unreasonable slippery nature of the floor and yet you chose to walk that way, your claim may turn against you.
Seek the help of a slip fall attorney to know the chances for you to win the claim against the property owner in your slip and fall case.