What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents are alarmingly common and may result in serious injuries. This incident is caused when a victim receives slips and falls on someone’s property, often due to the negligence of a property owner who failed to maintain a safe premise. Sometimes, injuries related to slip and fall accidents are mild and do not require litigation. However, if the victim is elderly or the fall is particularly hazardous, injuries can be severe. In these cases, the victim may be eligible to pursue financial compensation from those responsible with the help of a premises liability attorney.
Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
In order to win litigation regarding slip and fall accidents, the victim must provide evidence of at least one of the following:
- The property owner or an employee created the circumstances that led to the fall,
- The property owner or an employee must have known about the circumstances that led to the fall and done nothing to correct them, or
- The property owner or an employee should have known about the circumstances that led to the fall, as any “reasonable” owner of property would be expected to.
Meeting the above criteria can be more difficult than it may seem. Fortunately, the San Antonio attorneys with the Chris Mayo Law Firm may help you gather evidence, determine who exactly was at fault, and subsequently pursue compensation from the negligent party.
Contact a San Antonio Premises Liability Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has experienced an injurious slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from those responsible. The attorneys with the Chris Mayo Law Firm in San Antonio can help you decide whether or not you have a case. Speak with a premises liability lawyer by calling (210) 999-9999 today.