Wrapping up our two-part blog Slip and Fall Accident Cases: How to Determine Liability, below we will discuss some additional important information about proving liability in these types of premises liability cases.
While the first part of this blog focused on some of the elements associated with establishing that victims didn’t contribute to the accident, below, we will take a closer look at some of the questions to ask when it comes to demonstrating that property owners (or managers) were negligent and, consequently, are liable for the accident.
Proving a Property Owner’s Negligence in Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Some crucial questions to ask in order to figure out whether the negligence of a property owner or manager played a role in causing a slip and fall accident include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Did the property owner or manager know about the dangerous conditions at the property? For instance, was there a leak, uneven flooring, broken stairs or something else that the responsible party knew about?
- If the property owner or manager did not know about the conditions, should he have been reasonably expected to know about these dangers? For example, if the dangerous conditions have persisted for some time, it may be possible to prove that the owner or manager should have known about these conditions (and should have taken action to repair them).
- Did the owner or manager make any effort to warn you (or other visitors) about the dangerous conditions by, for instance, posting warning signs, putting up barriers around the risky area, etc.?
Liability in slip and fall accident cases can rest on property owner’s or manager’s shoulders when they:
- Knew about the dangers at their property
- Should have reasonably known about these dangers
- Did nothing to fix the dangerous conditions or warn people about them.
Evidence that may be effective in these cases can include (but is not necessarily limited to):
- Building maintenance records
- Witness testimony
- Records of city permits, citations, etc.
- Video surveillance and/or photographic evidence.
Contact a Boulder Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident – or if you have been injured in any type of accident on someone else’s property, contact a Boulder premise liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured as a result of others’ negligence. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.