Fall-Down Accidents

Fall-Down Accidents from Law Offices of Evan K. Aidman

By: Law Offices of Evan K. Aidman  07/13/2015
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Fall-Down Accidents (“Slip and Falls”) Fall-down cases (also known as “slip and falls”) are the second most common type of lawsuit for personal injuries. Automobile accidents (see Chapter 1) are the most common. The legal principles involved with slip and falls differ greatly from car accident cases. There are particular hurdles that must be overcome to receive fair compensation for injuries suffered as the result of a fall. Generally, the most difficult problem involves the issue of notice. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant either (1) created the hazard that caused the injury or (2) knew or should have known of the potential hazard long enough before the accident to have removed or repaired the hazard. For example, if a pedestrian trips on a cracked sidewalk, the personal injury attorney hopes to find someone who lives in the area who knows that the crack existed for a long time. The appearance of the crack may also support this conclusion. If so, photos must be taken before the homeowner is advised of the claim, since once the sidewalk is repaired, photos are much less useful. Hopefully, the photos will show that the property owner should have known of the hazard and had it repaired.

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