People often mistakenly think that if an individual suffers a slip and fall accident in a place of business, then they have a valid personal injury claim. There are four things that must be proven to have a legitimate slip and fall personal injury claim, and they include:
- You were injured because of the slip and fall.
- Your fall occurred because a defect or danger was present.
- The business owner or responsible party had superior knowledge of the defect. Superior knowledge entails that the defendant had actual knowledge of the defect or should have known of the dangerous condition. If the dangerous area is obvious, the defense may try to argue that the plaintiff knew about the defect and decided to walk through the area regardless of the danger.
- Damages were incurred due to the personal injury, i.e. medical expenses, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering.
If any of these four elements is missing, then your case will probably not be valid and will not be allowed to be tried in court.
Proving Liability with a Covington Personal Injury Lawyer
Paul Dickman is an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how important it is to prove liability if you were injured in a slip and fall accident. Our firm will never mislead you. We will listen to the details of your story and assess the evidence. If you have a valid personal injury claim, we will meticulously guide you through the process of filing a claim, insuring you stay well within the applicable statute of limitations. Contact Dickman Law Offices today for a free consultation.