slip and fall accident

When you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other related losses. Property owners and occupiers often vigorously defend claims over slip and fall accidents. That is why it is critical to get help from a dedicated, knowledgeable slip and fall attorney near you.

Charles County slip and fall attorney Matt Trollinger has a proven record of successfully pursuing compensation for people throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia who have been injured in slip and fall accidents.

Contact Trollinger Law LLC today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your rights and options and how our Charles County slip and fall lawyer can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

What Do You Have to Prove in a Slip and Fall Claim?

In a slip and fall or trip and fall case, like other premises liability cases, you must prove that the property owner or occupier was negligent and breached a duty of care owed to you. Generally, this involves establishing several facts:

  • First, you must prove the property owner or occupier knew or should have known of the defect or hazard that caused your fall. This can be established by showing that the owner or occupier had actual notice of the defect or hazard or by showing that it existed long enough that the owner or occupier should have discovered it through reasonable inspection.
  • Next, you must prove that the property owner or occupier had a reasonable opportunity to correct the defect or hazard. If you slip on snow and ice at the beginning of a winter storm, for instance, a property owner could argue that they did not have reasonable opportunity to clear up the snow and ice.
  • Finally, in most cases you must also prove that the defect or hazard was not reasonably apparent. For example, a supermarket may successfully avoid liability to you for a slip and fall if they can show that you ignored or failed to take due care around a “wet floor” sign.
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