Slip and Fall Attorney
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A slip and fall accident can happen anytime, anywhere. But if the person who falls, injures themselves on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held liable. Slip and fall cases are generally built on “premises liability” — which refers to the legal duty a property owner has toward anyone who enters their property. Slip and fall cases can be some of the most difficult to prove because there is a tension in the law when it comes to premises liability. This is why if you or someone you know has been hurt in a slip and fall accident, we recommend you contact the slip and fall attorneys at OlsenDaines. We provide free consultations and we have offices all throughout Oregon and Washington.
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Slip and Fall Accidents
Thousands of people are hurt in slip and fall accidents each year. Slip and fall accidents occur when a person falls, trips or slips on someone else’s property because the conditions were hazardous or dangerous. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Uneven flooring
- Loose floor mats
- Torn carpeting
- Cluttered floors
- Potholes in a parking lot
- Defective sidewalks
- Poorly constructed or rundown stairways
- Poor lighting
- Hidden hazards like holes in the ground
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious neck, back, and head injuries the can leave the victim with lifelong health and pain issues.
Slip and Fall Lawyer
Although property owners have a duty to keep their property in good condition to help prevent people from getting hurt, not every condition will make them liable for injuries sustained on their property due to a slip and fall. Generally, their liability will depend on if they were negligent, and that negligence is what led to the accident.
To win a slip and fall lawsuit, you’ll likely have to prove one of the following:
- The property owner caused the dangerous condition
- The property owner should’ve known the dangerous condition existed
- The property owners did know the dangerous condition existed but did not attempt to address it
Your Local Slip and Fall Attorney
Sometimes slip and fall accidents are a result of negligence, other times they are simply accidental. This distinction is crucial when it comes to whether or not the property owner is liable. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property and would like advice, contact us. We have slip and fall attorneys throughout Oregon and Washington who can represent your case and help you determine the best path forward.Back to Personal Injury Law