Premises liability is the legal concept that allows an individual to file a claim against a property owner for injuries they sustain as a result of the property owner’s negligence. Establishing liability in a slip and fall accident case can be challenging, as the burden of proof falls upon the injured party. Fortunately, an experienced slip and fall lawyer will have the knowledge and the resources to determine the exact cause of the slip and fall or trip and fall accident and then hold the responsible party accountable.
To hold a property owner responsible for injuries after a slip and fall accident, one of the following must be true:
In some cases, a person might contribute to their own injury. For example, if you were walking in an area that was blocked off by the storeowner, you likely will not be able to recover for your injuries. In such cases, a court may reduce your potential award, or deny it altogether, depending on the facts specific to your case.
If you slip and fall in a person’s home, his or her homeowner’s insurance will generally cover your injury-related expenses. However, in some instances, the owner may not have homeowners’ insurance. We can help you determine the best way to recover for your injuries.
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you should contact one our trusted Delaware County slip and fall lawyers as soon as possible. Statutes of limitations affect the duration for which an injured victim can file a lawsuit. It is critical to act quickly. Let the trusted lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. review your claim today. Call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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