Slips and falls are by far one of the most common accidents that happen in the workplace. In these kinds of cases, injured employees can pursue legal action against the owner of the office or the individual responsible for the incident. Figuring out liability is perhaps the most important aspect of filing a personal injury claim after a slip and fall. And make no mistake about it, the owner of the business or establishment, as well as their lawyers and insurance company, will do everything they can to hold you liable for the accident. When talking to a San Antonio personal injury attorney, you generally need to prove the following:
- Absence of Warning Signs and Preventive Measures
- Establish Negligence
You can also strengthen your case by determining if the owner of the establishment or business failed to keep track of the property’s high-risk or accident-prone spots. If you can prove their negligence played a role in your slip or fall, your chances of a successful claim get higher.
- A Legitimate Reason for Being in the Establishment
If you slipped or fell in an area proven to be dangerous but with no warning signs or attempts by the owner to prevent accidents, you have a strong case. If the accident happened in an area that was cautioned off, you’ll have a hard time establishing liability.
Besides proving negligence, you also need to prove that you had a legitimate reason for being in the establishment. Did the accident happen in a place with high foot traffic? If so, your lawyer can point out the accident was not at all your fault. Learn more about how to file a personal injury claim by talking to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us today at (210) 593-8709.