Listen as Kissimmee personal injury lawyer, Charlie Draper details what is needed in order to prove negligence against a store owner in your potential slip and fall or trip and fall case.
What to Prove in a Slip and Fall Accident Case
First, we will need to prove that there was an unreasonably dangerous condition that was either created by the store or that the store knew or should have known about. This is called actual or constructive notice.
The strength of your case will depend on this element. For example, if you have fallen in a grocery store and the store was not made aware of the spill or did not have time to discover it and clean it up, there would be no actual or constructive notice. On the other hand, if you are in a large department store and you fall due to water from a leaking water fountain and you hear the manager claim that they thought this was fixed weeks ago, there is actual notice.
An example of constructive notice would be spilled juice in a grocery store that has tracks through it, which indicates it has been there long enough that it should have been cleaned up before your slip-and-fall incident.
Additionally, to strengthen your case it will be important to preserve evidence such as witness statements and any surveillance footage that maybe available. Watch the video to learn more.
If you have additional questions regarding the strength of your potential slip-and-fall case and what you have to prove, call the experienced Kissimmee personal injury lawyers of Draper Law Offices at (407) 846-0075. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website, where you can view more videos and media content from our law firm.
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