OK, so we know you’ve seen those terribly made commercials where the person yells out, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Those commercials are a poor example of an actual lawsuit type called, “slip-and-fall.” Slip-and-fall cases are categorized under the general umbrella of premises liability. Learn some things you might not have known about slip-and-fall personal injury cases below:
1. Slip-And-Fall Can Happen At Home
Although we usually think about a public place when we think of slipping and falling, slip-and-fall cases can actually happen in a private home. If you fall at someone else’s home due to unsafe conditions, there are instances in which the homeowner can be sued for your medical expenses.
2. Government Involvement Is, Well, Special
When you are on the government’s property — local, state or federal — special rules come into play. These cases have strict notice requirements, which sometimes protect government entities from slip-and-fall liability.
3. The Victim Must Prove Negligence
If you are the person who slipped and fell, it is your job to prove the other party caused your injury through carelessness. You must have a preponderance of evidence showing the opposing team, if you will, was “more likely than not” inattentive in creating the situation that caused your injury.
The attorneys at Maus Law Firm are specially trained in personal-injury cases. From falling in potholes to slipping on the unmaintained edge of a swimming pool, Maus has got you covered. Call us at 954-784-6310 now!