Slip and Fall Accidents
Representation from an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in El Paso
If you've been injured on someone's else's property, then you
may be wondering how you can get compensation for your medical bills and
lost wages. Speak to an El Paso personal injury lawyer at Chavez Law Firm
to find out how
our legal team can help you. We are passionate about community safety and will do everything
we can to make sure that the responsible person is held accountable for
How to Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident
Because it is normal for buildings to degrade, an owner or manager cannot
be held responsible for immediately dealing with every potentially dangerous
situation. If the owner is not careful in keeping up the property or taking
care of a dangerous situation; however, then they may be accountable for
any damages under
premises liability law.
When you a file a claim with the courts, they will investigate your case
to see who is at fault. You may be able to prove that the owner is responsible
for your damages if one of the following is true of your situation:
- The owner or one of their employees caused the dangerous surface or item
to be present
- The owner or one of their employees knew about the dangerous surface or
item, but made no action to improve the situation
- The owner or one of their employees should have known about the dangerous
surface or item because any "reasonable" person would have known
about it and fixed it
People will most often argue that the last situation applies in their case.
Unfortunately, this situation is the most difficult to prove because the
"reasonableness" of a person is often subjective. Judges and
juries may determine the reasonableness of the owner by finding out if
the owner had made regular efforts to make the property safe. They can
review the amount of times the owner conducted maintenance checks and
cleanings. In addition, they will see if the owner put up any warning
signs or barriers and if they had a good reason to put the object in the
place it was.
If the courts find that you did not have a legitimate reason for being
on the premises or your own carelessness contributed to the accident,
then they might partially or fully assign blame to you. This is known
as comparative negligence.
Our El Paso Premises Liability Lawyers Provide Assistance!
Want to prove that another person was at fault for your accident?
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