What do you know about the cause your slip and fall accident? When you slip and fall, it is sometimes caused by your own carelessness. You might not have been properly looking at your path and you just missed a step. However, there are also certain circumstances when you slipped because of broken materials in the office or in the home. You may have slipped when you stumbled on an unrepaired tile or because the walkway toward the building was slippery from ice. If this is the case, then it could be the building owner’s liability to compensate for your medical bills and other financial burdens because of the accident.
There are even worse cases of slipping and falling. Some result in wrongful death such as unreliable construction, misplaced tools, wrong tools, and more.
Here are five things that should be considered in a slips and fall accident:
- Could the building owner or some employees have prevented the accident by removing or correcting the cause of the accident?
- Did the building owner or liable employee regularly check the cause of the accident? How can they prove it?
- Was the cause of the accident rightly positioned in the way it was when the accident happened?
- Was it possible that the building owner or employee could have seen or known about the cause of the accident but did not do anything about it?
- Did the location of the accident have poor lighting or low visibility?
You should deliberate with your personal injury attorney about your case using these questions. These can be used to determine if your case is strong enough to fight.