Whether you were at Walt Whitman mall, Kmart or one of the many shops and restaurants that line Main Street, if you slip and fall in Huntington on someone else’s property you may be able to sue for damages.
Not all slip and fall cases are potential lawsuits. You can’t trip on your own shoelaces and expect a store owner to pay.
In order to sue for a slip and fall, there are basically three scenarios where you may have a case:
- Did the business itself create a hazard or dangerous condition that caused you to slip?
- Did the business know about a potential danger and fail to fix it? Were they put on notice because a danger was already reported or an injury already took place? For example, if an incident report was already filed at a store because a loose tile caused a customer to slip, a similar incident a week later is a very good case.
- Is there a potential danger the business should have known about but failed to fix? For example, if the flooring is all warped and cracked and has obviously not been maintained, they may be liable for an accident.
Sometimes you may be able to sue more than one party. For example, if the business rents space from a property owner they may both be named in a lawsuit. Sometimes a contractor or other company doing business in the store might also share responsibility.
Each case is unique, so if you think you may have a case, contact our experienced Huntington slip and fall lawyers for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your specific case, answer all your questions and let you know your legal options. There is absolutely no obligation and never a fee until you win your case or get a settlement.