What You Need to Prove in a Claim Against a Property Owner
Keeping the above in mind, in order to bring a successful claim against a property owner and hold the owner of the property liable for damages incurred as a result of a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove that:
- A dangerous condition existed on the property. This might include a spill of a liquid or food; an obstacle or hazard in a walking area; a hole or depression; a broken elevator or escalator; a falling object; broken stairs or railings; or another hazard type.
- The property owner knew or should have known of the condition. The second thing that you will need to prove is that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition. The property owner cannot be held liable for something they did not know existed, and had no responsibility to know of.
- An unreasonable amount of time passed between when the property owner learned of the condition and when repairs should have been made. If a grocery store manager notices a spilled soda in an aisle, they should reasonably clean it up immediately. If a pothole forms in a road, though, the repair might reasonably take a few weeks or more to complete. What is “reasonable” depends on the situation. You must prove that an unreasonable amount of time passed without the property owner acting.
- The condition was the proximate cause of your injuries. Finally, you must be able to prove that your slip and fall accident and related injuries would not have occurred but for the dangerous condition on the property that went unremedied.
Why You Need a Malibu Slip and Fall Lawyer Working for You
A Malibu slip and fall lawyer will know how to build your case and prove liability, causation, and damages. By working with a lawyer, you’ll have an advocate on your side who can negotiate your settlement and improve your chances of recovering your maximum settlement.
At the law office of Fisher & Talwar, our Malibu slip and fall attorneys can help. Reach out to us today for your free consultation.
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