7 Things You Should Know About Slip and Fall Accidents
We love telling you about real cases. You should know that just because you fall on someone else’s property doesn’t mean you will receive money. That’s why you need experienced legal counsel.
Consider the matter of Yolanda White. You can read about the Appellate Division’s Opinion after review of her case. It’s actually quite interesting.
It seems Yolanda went food shopping in a Fine Fare Supermarket. While she was there, some dish detergent spilled out from another customer’s shopping cart. The situation created a slippery condition on the floor.
The store manager’s statements were discrepant. He first said he never noticed the spill. He then said he called out a warning to Yolanda. Nevertheless, Yolanda fell and was injured.
Yolanda’s attorney attempted to claim that it was up to Fine Fare to apply what’s known as a “mode of operation rule”. This applies to self-packaging, as there is the presumption that a dangerous condition could be created. The judged disagreed. Therefore, Fine Fare was not held liable for this claim.
There are some important elements to slip and fall accidents. Jot them down and keep them for future reference.
Important Things to Remember for Slip and Fall Accidents
- Whenever possible, take photographs of the conditions that caused your accident
- Make sure your pictures also include the accident address and location
- Attempt to get witness names and addresses
- If a dangerous condition happens, try to find out the length of time it existed
- See if anyone conducts routine inspections of the premises where you were injured
- Make note of the lighting where your slip and fall accident occurred
- Keep a record of any handrails
There are many different theories of liability for slip and fall cases. It is important that you do your best to preserve the conditions as they were at the time of your accident.