Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Negligence in Slip & Fall Accidents

Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Chris Thayer

The facts of your slip and fall case will dictate the focus your Seattle slip and fall attorney will take when arguing the merits of your claim. Negligence is a major component of many slip and fall accidents.

Negligence Defined

For the purposes of a personal injury claim, negligence refers to the lack of reasonable care used to ensure that a premises is safe. Reasonable care refers to the care that a reasonable person would be expected to take in the given situation. The defendant in a slip and fall negligence case may be an individual or entity, such as a supermarket. If, for instance, you are injured in a slip and fall due to a spill that was not cleaned up in the supermarket, the manager or store would be liable if adequate time had elapsed for the spill to be cleaned up.

Elements Leading to a Slip and Fall Negligence Claim

Your injury lawyer in Seattle will discuss your case with you and determine which elements best support your claim. A negligence claim may occur in a number of ways, including:

It is important to keep in mind that you cannot sue a person or entity on the basis of a potential for injury. An injury accident must have occurred. In other words, as plaintiff you must have suffered some sort of loss as a result of the slip and fall accident.

For Further Information or Assistance with a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accident claims can involve complex information, and as such it may be in your best interests to work with a Seattle slip and fall attorney if you have been injured. Contact Chris Thayer today.