Slip and Fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases; yet these cases can be very difficult. The law in each state varies. Despite clear liability in a case, they are sometimes easily defended.
Attorneys defending these cases often claim the cause of the fall was an open and obvious danger or a trivial defect and assert there is no duty to the injured party in these types of cases. This is usually a question for the judge to answer because it is a question of law. If the judge sides with the attorney defending the case, then the case will be dismissed and never submitted to a jury.
Nevertheless, these cases are viable and often lead to a recovery if handled correctly. Falls occur in many ways, from failure to warn of slippery surfaces to safety violations contributing to the fall. If you have fallen and sustained an injury, contact the Law Office of Milton S. Goff, III for a FREE Consultation.
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