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Who is at fault for a slip and fall incident on business premises?

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2021 | Firm News |

Falls on business premises can start a heated blame game as you try to assess which party’s behavior ultimately resulted in an accident. Depending on factors including the location of the fall, your age and the injuries you sustained, your fall could cause lifelong challenges and chronic pain. 

Seeing that the business takes responsibility for endangering you requires more than your testimony of the situation. Combined with evidence and witness statements, you may have a higher chance of getting the compensation you deserve. 

Establish fault

First, you need to establish that negligence on the part of the business, resulted in your injury. Subsequently, they should assume liability for the situation. According to Nerds Magazine, business owners agree to honor their duty of care. This means they have the responsibility to conduct routine maintenance on their property to mitigate the risks to their patrons. 

If you can establish that the business breached its duty of care and thus endangered your safety, you can show that they are the ones at fault. Business owners who ignore obvious hazards may face significant legal repercussions. 

Act quickly

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when requesting a business take responsibility for your injury is to make a claim too late. Under the statute of limitations, you must file a claim within a certain time period. If you allow this period to expire, even if you were not responsible for your injuries, your case may lack eligibility to proceed in court. Thus, the business is under no legal obligation to compensate you for your injuries.