Slip and fall accidents are a common sub-category of personal injury law and claims. Whether you slipped in an icy supermarket parking lot, or fell because of a broken staircase in the building where you live, some cases lead to liability and others do not.
So what cases commonly lead to liability? We’ll use slipping on a wet spot in the supermarket for this slip and fall example. If a property or business’ owner or employee caused the spill, knew it was slippery and did nothing about it and/or if the situation would have been taken care of by a competent owner/employee, then you have a case.
As you can see, with these situations, it’s very personal as to what exactly happened and the interpretation. Many people and things can cause a wet spot and a slip in a supermarket. Your best friend in this situation is information and knowledge.
As always, it’s best to consult a personal injury lawyer with personal and specific questions about your case. There are gray areas when it comes to personal injury law and liability, especially when dealing with slip and fall, and each case should be treated specifically.
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