Authored by Allan Siegel
If you have injured yourself in a fall at a store, mall, or other public
place, you may want to speak to a lawyer about the seriousness of your
case. In order to win what is commonly called a
slip and fall case, your lawyer will help determine if you can prove one of three things.
The first option is that the owner caused the dangerous condition. For
example, the owner of a hardware store left a dangerously sharp tool in
the middle of the aisle without proper safeguards. A second option is
that the owner was aware of the dangers condition and failed to correct
it. An example of this would be if the owner was told that a customer
left a sharp tool sitting dangerously in the middle of an aisle and did
nothing to correct it. The last option, is that the owner should have
known about the dangerous condition, because a reasonable person would
have known, and failed to correct it.
So, if the hardware store owner left the dangerous tool in the middle of
the aisle for a long period of time, when he ordinarily should have been
conducting regular walks through the store to clean up or check its condition.
Once you have established the dangerous condition, your lawyer must then
help you prove that the dangerous condition caused you to fall, and that
you suffered injuries as a result of that fall. This is a very important
element because you cannot recover anything without proving that you were
A Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer from Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata
& Siegel, P.C. can help you evaluate all of these factors to determine
the strength of your case. Request a
free case evaluation today.