This is a three-part blog series that will provide some responses to commonly asked questions about slip and fall accident lawsuits. Although the answers herein are general, you can contact the Cederberg Law Firm today to get more specific answers to all of your questions about slip and fall accident cases.
Q – How can negligence contribute to slip and fall accidents?
A – Negligence is the failure to use a reasonable level of care when doing something and, consequently, causing damage or injuries. With slip and fall accidents, the specific forms of negligence that can contribute to these accidents include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Property owners (or landlords, building managers or any party responsible for a piece of property) failing to fix the broken or dangerous features of a given property when they know about (or should have reasonably known about) these broken or dangerous features
- Property owners failing to warn people about the risks associated with a given property or a particular area of the property.
For instance, let’s say that an apartment building owner knew about a broken water pipe in the building he owns, he doesn’t fix it, and pooled water from that broken water line has caused a slip and fall accident. In this case, the apartment building owner would be the negligent party, and the injured person can file a slip and fall accident case against the owner.
Q – How do I know if I have a slip and fall accident case?
A – In order to have a slip and fall accident claim, negligence must have contributed to the accident in some way. Some telltale signs that can indicate that negligence was involved in causing the accident can include (but are by no means limited to):
- A lack of warning signs around the dangerous or risky conditions at the property (for instance, no warnings regarding the potential for slipping on slick floors when there is clearly pooled water on them)
- Witness statements regarding the fact that a property owner or landlord had been informed of the dangerous conditions at a property
- Multiple victims, as it’s far more likely that property owners should be aware of the dangerous conditions at their properties when there is even one accident or injury caused by these conditions.
To more definitively find out if you have a slip and fall accident case, the best thing you can do is contact an experienced Denver slip and fall accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm. We can review all of the facts of your case and inform you of your best options for pursuing financial recovery (if possible).
For some more answers regarding slip and fall accident cases, be sure to look for the second and third installments of this blog series that will be posted soon!
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