A Newport slip and fall injury accident pretty much needs no explanation; it is simply defined as any time when an individual receives slip and trip injuries or outright falls and obtains an injury, Severity of the injuries may vary. The issue becomes much more complicated when one is attempting to find out what makes a slip and fall accident a personal injury case. The main problem is that there is no one specific way to determine the answer to this question. The reason for this is that it can be very hard to show that the owner of the property where the accident occurred was liable for the accident and subsequent injuries. However; there are some general guidelines which will help immensely in clearing things up.
First off, the property owner must have acted in a careless manner in regards to his or her property. For example: was there something which should have been fixed and was not, like a broken step or cracked sidewalk? If not, did this condition cause the slip and trip or fall related injury accident? Secondly, the person who experienced the accident must be able to show that they acted in a careful and honest manner (ie. whether or not they even fell to begin with or are merely manufacturing the story for personal and financial gain).
To be legally responsible for slip and trip injuries due to a fall related occurrence the owner must have done several things. Firstly, they must have caused the source of the fall, whether it was due to a liquid which caused slippery floors or carelessness in item placement (such as leaving small things like pencils lying about which can easily cause a serious fall). Secondly, they must have done nothing to mitigate harm once the source of the fall had been caused and identified (such as spilling soapy water on a slick floor and then just neglecting it). And lastly, they should have known about the source and potential situation and then done something about it. If one of these things can be proved and you have suffered a fall then you should contact a Newport personal injury attorney immediately.
This last inclusion is the most common one which a Newport personal injury attorney will pursue in a lawsuit but it is also one of the hardest to prove due to those tricky words, “Should have known.” When, why and how they should have known are very difficult things to show and demonstrate. Contact the law offices of Jeffrey Dawson today for a free consultation. Our experienced team can access your situation and help you to determin the proper course of action for your slip and fall injury case.