A slip or fall may seem like a simple and straightforward accident but proving someone else is legally responsible for your injuries opens the door to questions on all parties involved.
Here are a few of the key liability questions in slip and fall cases:
- Who are the potentially liable parties?
- Were those parties actually negligent, i.e. did they cause or fail to prevent the slip and fall accident?
- Did the plaintiff engage in any activity that might have prevented them from noticing the hazard—talking or texting on a phone, for example—when an otherwise reasonable person would have noticed it?