SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

Personal Injury Lawyer for Canton, Ohio

Slip and Fall Accidents

Thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. They may be caused by tripping on uneven pavement, slipping on a wet surface, or falling down a flight of stairs. In order to file a slip and fall claim, you must be able to prove that it was the person’s fault that owns or manages the property. Any dangerous conditions or acts of negligence may result in the owner or manager being held liable for your injuries. However, people fall on a daily basis, and sometimes they might trip or fall over an object due to their own carelessness.

Such events are not grounds for filing a slip and fall claim. Some items, such as drainage grates, need to be in or around certain properties for functionality purposes, but how they are maintained is key in your ability to file a slip and fall claim. If you or a loved one has slipped and sustained an injury on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to file a claim. Please contact me, the Canton, OH personal injury attorney at my office, today, to see if I can help you.

Determining Fault

In order for someone to be held legally responsible for your injuries on their property, the owner or an employee must have generated the spill or other dangerous condition that caused to your fall. They may also be held liable if you can prove that they knew they had created something that could pose as a slip and fall danger, and did nothing to resolve the potential problem. For example, if the owner or employee of a store spilled a liquid and did not clean it up, they may be held responsible if someone slips and falls.

In order to prove that they knew about the hazard and did not do anything to fix it, the owner or employee must have been told through another employee or person about said problem. This person, if located, may be used as a witness in your slip and fall case. Either one or all of these situations must be proven in order to rightfully claim that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Filing A Claim in Stark County

If I believe you have a slip and fall case, I will fight to protect your rights and give you the best legal representation in court. Managers and owners are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment in and around their property. Slip and fall accidents may often result in serious injury, and you should be able to receive the maximum monetary compensation for your claim. Contact me, Elizabeth A. Burick, today.