If you were involved in Seattle slip and fall accident, you may wonder if you are eligible to sue. Find out here how to determine liability.

Ways of Determining Liability in a Seattle Slip and Fall Accident

You went to your favorite store in Seattle to pick up a few things you needed. You love this shop and go in there all of the time…except today, something happened. There was a hole in the carpet and your foot got caught and you fell. When you hit the ground your arm broke the fall and was fractured as a result.

What happens now? Are you at fault for the accident or was the store owner? Here, an attorney discusses how liability is determined in a Seattle slip and fall accident.

To Be Legally Responsible for the Injuries, One of the Following Must Be True:

  • The owner of the premises or an employee knew about the dangerous conditions but did nothing about them.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee caused the dangerous conditions that made you fall and injure yourself.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee should have known of the dangerous conditions because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired the problem.

Although it is true that property owners cannot clean up or repair every minor issue that occurs in their store the moment they appear, that doesn’t mean you should have to pay the price for their negligence.

If you become injured in a Seattle slip and fall accident, you likely have a rough road ahead of you, one that is filled with doctor’s appointments, pain, and even surgery. You may be responsible for the bills associated with these treatments if you don’t have the help of an experienced lawyer on your side. The Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.

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