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What Is A Dangerous Or Hazardous Condition?

Posted on February 29, 2016

If there is an injury on someone’s property or even on a place of business, then there will almost always likely be an answer given for what happened or a defense for the injury. Most injuries at a property most commonly include slip and falls. Many times these injuries are blamed on the injured. While there may be some responsibility, if there was an unsafe, dangerous or hazardous condition, then you deserve to have compensation and coverage for your injury.

Slip and Fall Liability

In order for the injuries from these conditions to be covered, there are many things that need to be considered first:

  • Did the property owner have knowledge about the conditions of their property?
  • Should the property owner have known about the dangerous surroundings on their property?
  • Property owners are responsible for the conditions on their property including remedying hazardous or dangerous conditions.
  • Did the property owner have time to fix the hazard?

Knowledge of the Potential for Injury

If the property owner had knowledge of the potential for injury, then they have the responsibility to provide for everyone’s safety that is present on premises. Many times there will be events that happened that prevent there being any knowledge of the potential for injury.

For example, if a patron spilled something and there was no time for the employees to learn about it or clean it up, and someone slips and falls, then there was no prior knowledge of the potential for injury.

Was It Recognizable or Avoidable?

Just because someone slipped and fell does not mean that they are without fault for anything. If the conditions of your injury were recognizable or avoidable, then you do not have a strong case against the negligence of the property owner. It is important to realize that if you are walking into an area that is obviously hazardous, then you are assuming risk by being there.

Contact A Legal Representative

If you slip and fell due to dangerous or hazardous conditions, contact the firm of Charles Bryan Alred online or at (918)745-9960 to learn more about receiving compensation and care for your injuries.