How Do I Prove Fault in a Slip & Fall?

Thousands of people are injured in every single year in slip and fall accidents—accidents that, unfortunately, could have often been avoided had the proper care and caution been taken. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident such as this, it is likely that your first question is about your legal rights. Do you have any? Can you file a claim to recover compensation? How do you know who is at fault for the accident?

At Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P., we want you to know that we understand what you are going through and are committed to helping our clients walk through every single step of the way.

Proving Fault in a Slip & Fall Case

One of the most important steps to take in a personal injury case involving a slip and fall is to determine who is at fault for the accident. In some cases, this may be obvious; however, things are not always so black and white in premises liability claims.

To prove liability, you and your lawyer must prove one of the following:

  • The premises owner or their employee caused the dangerous condition that led to the slip and fall accident occurring, such as a spill on the ground, torn carpet, etc.
  • The premises owner or employee knew about the condition but did not fix it.
  • The premises owner or employee should have reasonably known about the condition.

The third is most common in slip and fall cases, but it is also the most complicated to prove. It is not easy to clearly show that someone “should have reasonably known” about the dangerous condition. In these cases, it will be up to your premises liability lawyer to prove that negligence or carelessness was at play.

Contact a Toronto Injury Lawyer You Can Trust

With more than three decades of legal experience, the slip and fall lawyers from Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. can help if you or someone you love has been seriously injured. When you work with our firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that we operate on a contingency fee basis—meaning that you owe us nothing unless you win your case. If you would like to learn more about how our law firm can help, we encourage you to contact us today. We offer free case evaluations where we can discuss your situation and your legal options.

Categories: Personal Injury

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