Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

Counsel from a Dedicated Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer

Slip and fall injuries are not usually associated with serious injuries, but those suffering are often surprised at just how harmful they can be. In the right circumstances, nearly every kind of physical trauma can be caused by a slip and fall, which can result in lasting effects, medical bills, and even lost wages. In the most extreme cases, life-altering injuries like brain injury and paralysis are also possible.

When these consequences are due to another party's negligence, then legal action may be possible. At the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro, we have recovered more than $300 on behalf of our clients. In our more than 30 years of experience our Modesto injury lawyer has provided strong legal guidance to injured clients, including victims of wrongful slip and falls. If you have been hurt, then you deserve the proceeds to get your life back on track. Call our firm today.

Proving Slip & Fall in Court

Proving your slip and fall incident was due to the negligence of someone else can be difficult in court. The burden rests in documenting that there was both "duty of care" and a lack of "reasonable care."

To prove a negligent slip and fall, a victim must:

  • Prove there was duty of care: that the victim was invited or welcome on someone else's premises for a legal purpose
  • Prove there was a lack of reasonable care: that there was poor upkeep of the location, that conditions on the location were dangerous
  • Prove that because of the lack of care, you fell: that the lack of reasonable care directly relates to your fall

This burden of proof, however, can be greatly eased by thorough and proactive legal counsel. At the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro, we are prepared to gather the relevant evidence and make the circumstances of your accident plain before a judge and jury.

Call an experienced Modesto premises liability attorney at our firm today to schedule a free case review.