Slip and Fall

What does Slip and Fall mean?

Under premise liability law owners of property and businesses have the legal responsibility to maintain their property and warn visitors of potential danger. If you slip and fall on someone's property and you are injured, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss if you can prove the property owner was negligent in their duty to maintain their property and this negligence contributed to your injuries.

Not all slips and falls are compensated. For instance, you will also have to prove the store was negligent. For example, if you drop a jar of liquid in Walmart and fall and hurt yourself you will have trouble proving Walmart was negligent for your injuries, especially if they have proof they clean all spills within 20 to 30 minutes and properly follow their maintenance schedule. In this example it could be argued that Walmart had no knowledge of this potential danger and had a history of maintaining their store to keep it safe for their customers.

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