When a visitor or tenant living on another person’s property suffers serious or life-changing injuries in a fall, the property owner or management company could be held legally responsible. However, the victim and his or her attorneys must prove that the property owner or manager’s negligence or recklessness led them to suffer a significant injury that resulted in hospitalizations or extensive medical treatment.
In cases involving slip and fall accidents, victims must prove that either:
- The property owners failed to maintain the property
- The property owners created unsafe conditions which caused the injury
- Or, that the property owners knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but did not alert visitors or tenants to this fact
It is also important to prove whether or not the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. In instances where the condition was temporary, the length of time it existed may make it difficult to prove your case.
If you suffered significant injuries in a slip and fall accident at someone else’s home or business as a result of negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek fair compensation for the harms caused to you. Slip and fall lawsuits help seriously injured victims recover the costs involved to pay for medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability suffered as a result of the property owner’s negligence.