How is a “dangerous or hazardous condition” defined?
Property owners may be held responsible for injuries that resulted from a dangerous or hazardous condition that existed on their property. Just because a dangerous condition existed is not enough to prove negligence. It must be a condition that we can show the owner either knew existed, or should have reasonably known about. Both permanent and temporary hazards may fall under this definition, depending on the details of how the hazard occurred and who had prior knowledge.
If you were injured as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages in a premises liability lawsuit.
How can you prove the fall resulted from negligence?
Your slip and fall attorney team will work hard to gather all the relevant facts and evaluate the factors that contributed to your accident. There are many steps which may go into proving negligence in a slip and fall accident. We’ll do research to find out if other accidents, reported or unreported, occurred on the property, and we will investigate the owner’s compliance with safety regulations.
If the accident occurred in a place of business, employees and patrons may be questioned or asked to testify. If the accident occurred on public property, we may need to follow the applicable chain of command to find answers. Our skilled investigators use careful strategy to find you the answers you need.
How can the Jacoby & Meyers personal injury team help me after a slip and fall?
The premises liability lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers will perform a professional and thorough evaluation of the events leading up to your accident. We will interview witnesses and gather all relevant evidence that proves negligence on the part of the property owner.
We can help you locate medical professionals to deliver the treatment you need, and in some cases, we may be able to convince them to wait to receive payment until your case is settled. Our lawyers will be there for you through every step of the process, delivering the highly personalized, aggressive representation you deserve in your time of need.