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Does Your Erie Pennsylvania Premises Liability Accident Fit into One of these Three Categories?

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Does Your Erie Pennsylvania Premises Liability Accident Fit into One of These Three Categories?

Nearly every one of us has slipped and fallen at some point in our lives, and we often end up with just a few bumps and bruises to show for our misfortune. Other times, though, a slip and fall accident can lead to serious injuries which may caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

Whether someone else is responsible for slip & fall injuries is determined by the unique facts of each case, but there are some general rules that come into play. In general, to hold another person legally responsible for injuries you suffer from a fall on someone else’s property, one of the following three things must be proved:

1) That the owner of the business or premises (or one of his or her employees) caused the condition that led to your fall. Some examples might be a spill on the floor or a wear or tear in a carpet.

2) That the owner or employee knew about the dangerous condition and made the decision to not do anything about it.

3) That the owner or employee should have known about a dangerous condition because a reasonable person at the property or business would have discovered the problem and then taken steps to repair it, remove it, or clean it up.

If you’ve suffered harm from a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property and think that the property owner may be responsible, contact an Erie slip & fall lawyer at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. to set up a free consultation. We can be reached at 814-273-2010.