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Slip and fall accidents: Proving fault

 

Last updated 10/7/2017 at Noon

Morton J. Grabel

If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your injuries.

Thousands of people are injured each year – some seriously – when they slip or trip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs or a rough patch of ground. Sometimes the property owner is responsible for the accident, other times they are not.

Determining liability can be tricky.

To be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property, one of the following statements must be true.

The owner of the premises or an emplo...



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