You’re grocery shopping and slip and fall in an area with a posted wet floor sign.
You ask yourself, “Is my slip and fall a real case?”
It might be even though you walked where there was a sign clearly posted and here’s why:
In Arizona, we have what is known as comparative negligence. That means the law recognizes you and the property owner have the same responsibility for preventing an accident.
You pay attention to where you’re walking and the owner is responsible for keeping the walkway clear.
When someone slip and falls, it may initially look like an avoidable accident but that’s not always the case.
Rather than guessing if you have a case, we recommend contacting with the Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer to evaluate all the facts and outline your options.
Sometimes your slip and fall case isn’t as clear cut as your fault or the property owner’s fault.
Take the example of an injury that occurs on a public pool slide.
Your child runs up the ladder for the slide, slips, falls, and suffers injuries.
It might look like he or she was injured because they were running and it was just an accident.
When an experienced slip and fall attorney at Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer reviews the case, it is found that one of the ladder’s steps was loose.
This kind of information helps us to prepare your case and make sure that all the facts are aligned in a way that focuses on the core merits of your claim.
Who is negligent in this case?
Just as with all slip and fall cases, it is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure their property is safe. It is also the responsibility of the person who fell to watch where they are walking and avoid a fall.
A full case review would need to occur to determine the exact portion of negligence for the owner and the child who fell.
The law doesn’t exist for property owners to be on high alert for any and all hazards on their property. The law exists to make sure property owners make reasonable repairs to hazards they know, or should know about.
There’s a difference between a slip and fall on spilled water at a restaurant or tripping over tiles the owner has known were broken for a long period of time.
If the owner of the pool slide knew the step was broken and didn’t repair it, they will likely be found more negligent than if they had inspected the slide recently and found it to be in good repair.
The same holds true for the grocery store; if the wet floor sign wasn’t posted, the store would be found more negligent according to Arizona law.
No matter how you slice it, determining whether you have a valid case isn’t something you should have to do alone.
Let the experts at Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer review your situation with you. If you have a case, we’ll help you pursue it.
If you’ve suffered injuries from a slip and fall and aren’t sure if you have a case, contact Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer or call 602-535-5899 for a free case evaluation.