A: A successful slip and fall or trip and fall accident lawsuit requires proof that the person or business/store responsible for the area of the fall knew or should have known of the condition which caused the accident. In fact, most slip and fall cases boil down to proving that although the owner did not actually know of the dangerous condition before the accident, the owner should have know about it.
In a slip and fall case, proving that someone should have known about a dangerous condition means being able to show any of the following elements:
- the defect existed for such a long period of time that the store/owner should have seen it,
- the store/owner failed to inspect its premises, or
- the store/owner failed to have any policies or procedures in place to conduct inspections of its premises.
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Published: September 21, 2012