A slip and fall accident generally refers to an accident where you slip or trip over an object and fall down due to the negligence of someone else. Whether you slip on a spill at a restaurant or trip over uneven floorboards at the store, you are the victim of another person or company’s negligence. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
How to Prove A Person or Company Is Responsible For Your Slip and Fall Injuries
In order to recover for your slip and fall injuries, your slip and fall accident must have been caused by another party’s negligence. There are four elements you need to show to prove someone acted negligently:
- Duty. The first thing you need to show is that the other party owed you a duty. In most cases, if you are at the mall, filling up your car at the gas station, or eating out at your favorite restaurant for dinner, you are considered an invitee. Business owners and individuals owe invitees the highest level of care, especially public invitees. If a business owner knows about any dangers on his property or should have known about a danger, he is expected to assume that invitees will not know or discover this danger and thus exercise reasonable care in protecting them against this danger.
- Breach.The second thing you need to show is that the other party failed to perform that duty. If a business owner knows or should have known about a danger on his property but failed to take any steps to protect his invitees from the danger, he will be held responsible for failing to perform his duties.
- Causation.The third thing you need to show is that the other party’s failure to perform that duty is what caused the slip and fall accident. You will have to show that the business owner’s failure to take reasonable steps to protect you from the danger was what caused your slip and fall accident.
- Injury.The final thing you need to show is that the accident resulted in an injury to you. If you simply slipped and fell without suffering any injuries, you will not be able to recover anything. You must show that your slip and fall accident resulted in some sort of injuries, whether big or small.
What to Do If You Were Involved In a Slip and Fall Accident
Call an experienced slip and fall attorney so they can take a look at your case and start fighting for your rights immediately. At the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have helped victims of slip and fall accidents recover in full for their slip and fall injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call us at 772-905-8692 today to set up a confidential review of your slip and fall accident.