You slipped on ice in a parking lot and were injured. You naturally want to know if you have enough of a case to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property. That’s going to depend on a number of factors. The most basic of these factors come down to what your purpose was for being there and who owns the lot. If you were on the job, then your remedy will … [Read more...] about I Slipped on Ice in a Parking Lot. Can I Sue?
We’ve previously covered how to win a slip and fall case from the perspective of the plaintiff. But what if you’re the defendant? Maybe your tenant or customer suffered a fall and is suing you. There are several slip and fall defenses and they can be grouped into three general categories. The affirmative defense This defense says the victim knew in advance there was risk … [Read more...] about The Most Common Strategies For Slip and Fall Defenses
That leaky gutter formed a puddle on the driveway and caused you to slip and fall. Or maybe the snow didn’t get shoveled in a timely fashion and you took a spill on the sidewalk out front of the duplex you rent. Now you’re wondering: “Can I sue my landlord?” The short answer is yes, but the longer answer is that it depends on a wide range of factors. Negligence must be … [Read more...] about Can a Landlord Be Sued for a Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Serious accidents at great heights or on a hard surface can even cause death. When a property owner has been negligent, and someone suffers a slip and fall injury as a result, the owner can be held liable in civil court. Whether the accident … [Read more...] about Can I Be Held Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?