Negligence is the foundation of every personal injury case. You will work with your premise liability lawyer to show that someone else was responsible for your slip and fall. The other parties may not have intended for you to be harmed. However, their actions or inaction are directly linked to your injury.
Therefore, you must first prove that the conditions were unsafe. For example, you may argue that the property lacked necessary warnings, handrails or traction. Other cases may involve dangerous conditions on the property. This could include water leaks, spilled drinks or branches after a storm. While these factors are not necessarily the fault of the owner, you can prove that there was negligence if the issues were not handled promptly and thoroughly.
The key with negligence is to show that the owner not only knew or should have known about these issues but that he or she failed to fix the problems. Moreover, negligence should show that reasonable people would have foreseen accidents and addressed problems.
While most slip and fall cases are directed at property owners, other people can be held accountable too. If a third party causes unsafe conditions by leaving debris in the area or causing damage to the property, then you may work with your personal injury lawyer to expand your case.