Every day thousands of people are victims of slip and fall accidents that are completely avoidable if the keepers of the premises maintained their premises in a safe manner. If you are a victim of a slip and fall injury you may be in need of a good premise liability attorney in Tulsa.
To be legally responsible for the personal injuries you suffered from slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property, one of the following must be true:
The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn spot, or other slippery or dangerous surface or item to be underfoot.
The owner of the premises or an employee must have known of the dangerous surface but done nothing about it.
The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous surface because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.
The third situation is the most common, but is also less clear-cut than the first two because of those pesky words “should have known.” Liability in these cases is often decided by common sense. Judges and juries determine whether the owner or occupier of property was careful by deciding if the steps the owner or occupier took to keep the property safe were reasonable.
Let our Tulsa slip and fall attorneys hear about your case in a free consultation.