How do I recover compensation for a "slip and fall?"
In order to recover for a slip and fall injury sustained on another's property, there must be a responsible party whose negligence caused the injury. This sounds obvious, but many people do not realize that some injuries are simply accidents caused, if anything, by their own carelessness. For instance, if someone falls simply because he/she was not looking where they were walking, they cannot recover against the property owner if the owner was in no way at fault, no matter how serious the injury. If an injured person is only partially at fault for his/her own injury, he/she might still be able to recover from another, but the dollar amount of the recovery might be reduced.
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