Proceeding from Slip and Fall Accident Cases: FAQs (Pt. 1), below are some more helpful responses to commonly asked questions about these types of premises liability cases.
More Important Info about Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Q – Who will be liable in my slip and fall case?
A – It depends on the nature of your accident. However, some of the various parties that may be liable in slip and fall accident cases (depending on where these accidents occurred) include (but may not be limited to):
- Building owners
- Landlords when these parties are responsible for maintaining the safety of a given property
- Corporations when these entities own the buildings, such as retail stores or centers, where accidents occur
- Cities and/or counties when slip and falls occur on public property.
In some slip and fall accident cases, there may be multiple responsible parties that may be liable for compensating victims, and an experienced attorney can help you identify if or when this may be the case for you.
Q – How much are slip and fall accident cases worth?
A – There is not a quick or immediate number we can provide here, as the value of slip and fall accident cases will vary from case to case, depending on factors such as:
- The type and severity of injuries sustained in the accident
- The nature of the negligence in the case
- Whether the liable party has a history of negligence when it comes to maintaining the safety of his or her property.
So, for example, slip and fall accident cases that involve more severe or permanent injuries and/or more egregious forms of negligence tend to be worth more than cases related to more minor injuries.
Q – What kind of evidence is important in slip and fall accident cases?
A – This, again, will depend on the specifics of a given slip and fall accident case. However, generally, some combination of the following can be important evidence in slip and fall accident cases:
- Photos of the area where the slip and fall accident occurred and/or the injuries sustained
- Video footage of the accident (if available)
- Witnesses’ statements (if there were any witnesses to the accident)
- Doctors’ reports regarding the nature and severity of victims’ injuries, as well as their recommended treatments and overall prognosis
- City and/or county records to establish a history of negligence (when applicable).
Depending on the nature of slip and fall accident cases, it can also be beneficial in some cases to retain expert witnesses to strengthen victims’ claims.
Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important responses regarding slip and fall accident cases.
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