I am often asked as a Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer what can happen if you slip and fall on a business property. If you slip and fall on a commercial or residential property, their insurance allows you to be compensated for any injuries you might sustain. This is called a general proposition premise liability case. In a slip and fall case we have to show that the person responsible for taking care of the property did not.
The first thing that we need to show is that the individual knew there was a defective condition on the property and failed to fixed it. This requires me as your Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer to show knowledge on the part of someone who is in charge, and that can be very difficult.
The other thing that we can show is that they knew that there was a defect in the property. And that is when we need to show that the defect existed for a period of time. This happens alot when establishments are putting signs up, where there is a dangerous condition that’s causing injury to an individual. Once we are able to show one of these factors ,then the insurance company for the establishment would step in, in an attempt to try to resolve these cases.
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