How Do You Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Case? December 15, 2020 by Robbins Law, P.C. Slip and falls can be quite unnerving. If someone had acted more carefully, could the slippery/unstable conditions that led to the fall have been avoided? That question forms the bedrock of determining liability, which refers to fault for the accident and injury. Here are some conditions that may indicate the property owner is at-fault for the conditions that caused the slip and fall: The owner directly caused or contributed to the conditions that led to the slip and fallThe owner knew about the unsafe conditions and did nothing to remedy the situationThe dangerous conditions that existed were present for a period of time in which the property owner should have known about it and responded, but did not To prove fault, it is not enough to have slipped and gotten injured. It is possible that although all precautions and repairs were present, an injury occurred nonetheless. Sometimes, dangerous footing is present despite a property owner or employee’s actions and adherence to protocol. These cases hinge on whether the property owner or business employee was negligent and therefore caused the accident. If the injured victim was trespassing on the premises, or it they did not take reasonable care to avoid getting injured, then the case may be an uphill battle. If the victim was acting recklessly or was traveling where a reasonable person would have expected hazards, then it may be more difficult to prove the business was at fault. It’s really important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney if you think you may have a slip and fall claim. Attorney Laurie Robbins has been handling claims like these for many years. She is familiar with all the issues of liability in slip and fall cases, and can help you decide what to do next. To find out if you have a slip and fall claim in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, please contact attorney Laurie Robbins at Robbins Law, PC. Ms. Robbins will discuss the details of your injury with you, and let you know what your options are for pursuing compensation and justice.