Thousands of slip and fall or trip and fall injuries occur across the country every year. Examples of such accidents are tripping over an uneven sidewalk or slipping on a recently mopped supermarket floor. These accidents can often cause serious injuries that require long periods of recovery and considerable medical expenses.
In order to hold a property owner liable for an accident, the following must be proven:
•The property owner was responsible for the unsafe condition (e.g. by spilling something and not cleaning it up)
•The property owner knew that the condition on the property existed but did not try to correct it (by not posting a warning sign, etc)
•The property owner should have known about the danger, since a “reasonable” person would have found the problem and taken steps to correct it