Do I have a claim if I slip and fall on another person’s property?

  • Unfortunately, you cannot file a claim for recovery of damages in every instance when you fall on someones property
  • You must prove that the individual who owned the property or who was responsible for the property did something wrong
  • For you to recover there must be negligence. That means that you have to show that the individual owner or controller of the property knew or should have known of the dangerous condition on the property and either did not warn you of that in time for you to take evasive action, or did not make the area safe
  • You can’t just file a claim because of falling on someones property because that fall could have been partly your fault
  • Each case is different. You have to look at the evidence and the details to determine whether the elements of the claim are met
  • The best way to do that is to consult a personal injury attorney who is familiar with handling slip/fall accidents and personal injuries on other people’s property