June 23, 2018

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What Do I Need to Prove if I Have a Slip and Fall Accident?

In order to have a claim under legislation in Orlando, if you wish to fill a slip and fall lawsuit, you will have to work closely with your attorney.

He or she will have to prove that your accident was caused by something which was dangerous on the property, and, in addition that the property owner knew about the condition and did nothing. Something is defined as dangerous if it presents a real risk of harm to those who come onto the property and it should also not be something that you might have anticipated. For example, you would not go near the edge of a cliff as it is obviously dangerous to do so, but you would not anticipate a hole you could fall down in the middle of a store.

Your attorney will have to prove that the owner of the property caused the dangerous condition and they should have fixed it. In addition they need to have had time to fix it, so if there is a spill of something which makes the floor slippery in a store, which is not cleaned up for a few days, then the store would be liable, but not if the spill was a few seconds ago.

Slip and fall cases all depend on the actions of the property manager and they can be hard to prove if the property manager is seen to have been acting within reason. However, if you hire an experienced attorney then they will gather all of the evidence they can as soon after the event occurred. They will also obtain a copy of the accident report, all available medical records and interview witnesses.