Almost every one has slipped and fallen at some point in our lives. We often end up with just a few bumps or bruises. Other times, though, a slip and fall accident can lead to serious injuries which may be caused by someone else’s negligence.
One very common misconception is that an owner is automatically responsible for fall injuries that happen on their property, regardless of the cause. This is simply not true. In West Virginia, to hold another person legally responsible for injuries you suffer from a fall, you generally must show (1) that the condition which caused your fall was unreasonably dangerous or risky, (2) that owner knew or should have known about the condition and failed to fix it, clean it up, or warn about it, and, (3) that it wasn’t an obvious condition that you should avoided.
If you’ve suffered injuries from a slip and fall on someone else’s property and think they may be responsible, contact our office to set up a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.