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What You Need to Know About the Legal Aspects of Slip and Falls

Harding Law Firm - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and falls are injuries that occur when one person is hurt on another’s property. Every year in the U.S., they’re one of the main reasons why people head to emergency rooms for medical help. Common conditions for slip and falls include cracked or broken sidewalks, ice and snow left on walkways or downed tree branches that have not been safely removed.

The property owner may be held legally responsible if he or she allowed a dangerous condition to persist. If this is true, there may be a personal injury case to pursue.

There are no hard and fast rules for proving fault in slip and fall injuries. Every case hinges on whether or not the property owner failed to remedy any dangerous spots on their property. It’s important to note that you must have sustained some kind of injury, however minor, to launch legal proceedings. You must also prove that you weren’t to blame by being careless and not seeing or avoiding the obstacle that caused your fall.

The best way to determine if you have a valid slip and fall case is by contacting us at Harding Law immediately following your injury. We’ll discuss the specifics with you to determine what legal steps to take next. You can rely on our experience to take you down the right road.