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Determining Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

In a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to determine who is liable. Each case is subjective, so determining liability is done on a case-by-case basis. There are multiple factors that go into determining who is liable.

Learn more about how liability is determined in slip and fall accidents from personal injury attorneys of Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP.

Property Owners’ Responsibility to Maintain Safe Conditions

Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment. They should be taking reasonable steps to ensure that their property is free of dangerous conditions that could cause a person to slip.

This responsibility is countered, however, by the responsibility that also falls on the injured party to prevent avoidable injuries.

Reasonableness in Slip and Fall Accidents

Reasonableness must be taken in consideration when determining fault for a slip and fall. It must be determined if a “reasonable” person would have known and should have fixed a dangerous condition.

Some questions that would be asked to determine reasonableness are:

Slip and Falls Caused by Carelessness

Carelessness must also be considered. If your own negligence contributed to your accident, you may be given less compensation for your injuries and damages.

Questions that might be asked to determine carelessness:

Do you have a legitimate reason to be on the property at the time of the accident? For example, were you supposed to meet the owner at the property? Was the owner aware you were coming and did you come at the designated time?

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys of Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP

If you have experienced a slip and fall accident that you feel was caused by negligence of another party, contact Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP.

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