Yes. But one of the most important questions that must first be answered is: what caused your fall? In order to bring a claim against a property owner, it must be shown that the property owner was negligent. Negligence is the lack of ordinary care. It is a failure to use that degree of care that a reasonably prudent owner, tenant or possessor of property would have used under the same circumstances. It’s not enough that you fell. In a slip and fall or trip and fall case, there must be some defect or condition on the property that caused you to fall. Additionally, in order to prove that the owner was negligent, the homeowner must have created the condition or knew about it but failed to take reasonable steps to fix it.
Andy: If I fell on somebody else’s property, can I sue them?
George: You can bring a claim against somebody who had a defective condition on their property that caused you to suffer injuries. If we can prove notice and there’s a couple of different types of notice. Either the person knew about the condition, actually knew about it and didn’t fix it, or should have known about the condition because it existed for some extended period of time and then they didn’t correct it or fix it. The other way that we could prove notice is that they actually created the condition. So, for example, if they built steps and they didn’t put a handrail down and that was required, that would be a condition that they actually created. That was a defective condition that caused you to suffer an injury. Thanks for watching. Hopefully this video is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call at 844-Recover or visit our website at WWW.LAWYERS4THEINJURED.COM.