A property owner is required to maintain a reasonably safe property, for visitors. That responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe property does not mean that the property must be 100% safe, and safe in all types of situations. It means that the property owner must take care to inspect his property, and remove any known hazards that could possibly cause an injury to visitors. For assistance filing a slip and fall claim, speak to a Bronx slip and fall lawyer.
However, visitors, guests, customers and other visitors to the premises must also exercise care to ensure that they are not injured. For example, if you are walking on a sidewalk, and there is a large hole, that has been dug up for construction purposes, you may be required to notice the hole, and avoid it. If however, you are talking on your cell phone, you are likely to miss the hole, and injure yourself. If there are warning signs posted around the hole, then you are required to read those warning signs and avoid putting yourself in danger. If you fail to do so, you may be held negligent and responsible for causing your own injuries.
In a slip and fall accident claim, it is easy to prove that you were injured, but what is not so easy to prove is that your injuries were the result of the property owner’s negligence. Expect the defendant to leave no stone unturned to prove that your injuries were the result of your own carelessness.
To determine whether you have grounds for a valid slip and fall claim, speak to a Bronx personal injury lawyer.