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I. General Information about Personal Injury V. Injuries Due to Slips/Falls
II. What to do if in case of injury or accident

A. Description

III. Injuries Due to Motor Vehicles  

B. Liability Principles

A. Description

 

C. Personal Injury Cases

B. Avoiding an Accident

VI.

Animal Attacks

C. Fault

 

A. Personal Injuries

D. Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

 

B. Burdon of Proof

IV.

Injuries Due to Products

 

C. Determining Fault

 

A. Personal Injuries from Dangerous
    or Defective Products

VII.

What is a Claim Worth?

B. The Plaintiff's Burden in a Dangerous
     or Defective Product Personal Injury Case

VIII.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer-How Do I Choose The Best One For Me?

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Injuries Due to Slips/Falls
Description

Injuries incurred on other's property may be the legal responsibility of the owners or occupiers of the property. Depending on the rules and principles in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred, liability for damages including lost wages and medical bills, as well as pain and suffering may be recovered.

 

A competent personal injury lawyer knows the Premises Liability Laws and will able to determine if damages due to an injury caused by a slip or fall may be sought. Common causes of slips and falls include ice and snow, spilled liquid, uneven stairs and broken steps. Slips and falls are usually complex. There are several legal issues and complications that need to be addressed. Personal injury attorneys with premises liability experience are best qualified to advise you on your rights and the possibility to obtain positive outcomes in slip and fall cases.

Liability Principles

No matter how a person ended up on your property, you may be liable for an injury. The injured party must show neglect to the standard of reasonable upkeep by the owner to prove a premises liability case and prove the owner had knowledge of the danger. The injured party must also show that they took reasonable care for their own safety. It is very difficult to prove owners knew of dangers and that injured parties took reasonable care to avoid the danger.

Personal Injury Cases

When someone slips on a foreign substance or due to a dangerous condition, and injures himself or herself when falling, there is a potential slip and fall personal injury case. Common causes of these are icy sidewalks, often in front of a business, or grocery store slips on various food items that have fallen on the floor. Owners of the property may or may not be liable for the damages due to these injuries. Even though they have a duty to maintain the property and exercise reasonable care to protect their consumers and other visitors, conditions of the property should be easily perceptible, as the injured parties have a responsibility to protect themselves against injuries.

The owners or possessors of the property may also avoid liability by showing that the danger had occurred without reasonable opportunity for the owner or possessor to clean up or fix the condition before the injuries occurred. This time frame may vary in each individual case, and it is the injured party that has to establish that the owner or possessor of the property had a reasonable period of time in which to find out about the danger and to place a warning about it or fix the problem.

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