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Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries with long-term complications. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC to find out about your options under the law.
In a slip and fall accident case, it is not enough to show that you sustained injuries on someone else’s property. You must also satisfy all of the elements of a premises liability claim based on negligence. Slip and falls are time-sensitive, as evidence of a hazardous condition can be quickly cleaned up. The sooner you get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can investigate your accident and collect and preserve evidence, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Premises liability is a legal concept that comes into play in personal injury claims when the injury was caused by a hazardous condition on the property of another person or entity. Like most personal injury cases, premises liability claims are based on negligence. To prevail, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent, and your injury resulted from that negligence.
As stated by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):
A variety of dangerous conditions on the property of another can lead to serious slip and fall accidents. Common causes include:
The fact that you slipped and fell on someone else’s property does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Likewise, just because a dangerous condition exists on the property does not mean the property owner is liable for your injuries. To win, you must also show that:
Slip and fall accidents can cause fractures, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries. If you have suffered a slip and fall because of hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible. Our Hattiesburg premises liability lawyers can advise you of your legal rights.