Can I Sue A Business Owner For My Slip And Fall?

Christian J. Amendt

Falls can result in painful and impairing injuries like traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, and spinal cord damages. The most severe injuries require expensive and extensive medical treatment. Still, the patient may not have to pay for it themselves. If you fell and got injured in another’s property, you have the right to ask the owner for compensation if their negligence caused you to fall.

Proving negligence

You have the right to file a legal claim against the owner of the establishment where you fell if a dangerous condition caused the fall. A dangerous condition can be a torn carpet, broken railing or wet floor. For the claim to succeed, you must prove that the owner knew about that dangerous condition and did nothing to fix it. You must prove they were negligent and lacked a duty of care.

Important considerations

The court won’t award you compensation if you don’t file the legal claim on time. In California, you have a maximum of two years from the date of the injury to do this. Also, you must know that the court may reduce your compensation amount if they find that you had some percentage of fault for the accident.

Your right to fight back

The establishment owner must pay you for your economic and non-economic damages if they were negligent and their negligence resulted in your injury. This means that you could receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and suffering if your legal claim is successful. You deserve this compensation as a victim of another’s mistakes, and you have the power to fight for it in court.