Slip and Fall Attorney in Knoxville
Slip and fall is also known as premises liability. These cases occur when you slip on water left in the middle of an isle in a store, ice on the sidewalk outside, from poorly maintained stairs, sidewalks, etc…
The most difficult part of a slip and fall case is establishing liability. This means proving that the property owner was negligent and caused your injuries.
Establishing liability is the most important aspect of slip and fall cases. Was the owner or employee negligent? Did an employee see a spill and fail to clean it up? The key to prevailing is showing that the owner failed to act and that resulted in your injury. Did the property owner, their agent or employee cause the dangerous condition? Did they leave an obstacle in a walking path where they knew people would travel? Should they have known that someone could potentially trip and fall? Did another customer cause the dangerous condition? Perhaps another customer spilled something on the floor. Did the owner, agent or employee have ample time to discover and remedy the dangerous condition or did they fail to act? These are all important questions an slip and fall attorney will want to know the answers to.
What if I was injured on someone else’s property?