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I Fell on Someone Else's Property, Do I Have a Case?

Initially, you must be able to point to a dangerous or defective condition which caused you to fall.  Secondly, you must be able to show that the condition which caused your fall was either created by the owner or occupier of the land, or that it existed for a time period such that a reasonable person, through inspection of the land, knew or should have known of its existence.  Finally, you must be able to show that the condition that caused your fall was not open and obvious such that you should have been able to see and avoid it.

In order to allow us to properly assess your claim, it is important to gather as much information as  close in time to the incident.  If possible, take pictures of the condition of the property that caused your fall.  This is especially important when the condition is one that may change over time, such as an accumulation of snow or ice.

Winning a slip or trip and fall case is never a guarantee, as responsibility for the accident is always a question.  Often, the landowner will obtain information close in time to the accident, such as in incident report, which may be used if litigation ensues.  Be sure to protect your rights if you are involved in an accident by contacting a lawyer as soon as possible.

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