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Determining Liability for a Slip & Fall Accident

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2013 | Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall Accident

Slip & fall accidents can happen at any time and in any location. When a slip & fall accident occurs as a result of another person’s negligence, neglect or disregard for the safety of others, he or she may be liable for any injuries caused. For example, if a store owner was in the process of renovating the floor in his store, and he failed to put out signs warning customers of the potential dangers, he could be held liable if one of his customers slipped and fell. If all safety precautions were in place, signs were posted, the area was cordoned off, and customers were unable to enter the area under renovation, then it would be very unlikely that any injuries would be sustained in the first place. Not all slip & fall accidents are caused by other person’s wrongdoing or neglect, some are simply accidents.

If you have been injured in a slip & fall accident, it is vital that you determine whether or not another person may be directly or indirectly responsible for your injuries. City workers failing to properly repair a cracked or broken sidewalk may be held liable if any pedestrian were to injure him- or herself as a result. Construction workers who neglect to set up an adequate safety zone around their job site could be held liable if an unsuspecting passerby was injured by falling debris. Broken stairs, a loose railing, a wet floor, improperly installed shelves, an unreliable fixture and many other potentially dangerous scenarios could all lead to serious injuries or death.

Your best chance of being able to accurately determine liability in a slip & fall accident, is to retain counsel from a knowledgeable St. Paul personal injury lawyer with experience protecting clients’ interests in slip & fall accident cases. When you contact Rob Roe Law, LLC, a lawyer from the firm can conduct a thorough investigation into your case, help you determine which party or parties should be held liable for your injuries, and work with you closely to help you obtain the optimum results. Whether you file a claim or your case goes to court, having an aggressive advocate on your side will make all the difference in the outcome. Contact the firm today so that you can find out whether you may have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit after being injured in a slip & fall accident.