You were visiting your ex-spouse and things got a little heated during an argument. Unfortunately, you slipped and fell on a floor that they just mopped and hurt yourself. They claim that you were angrily storming out of the house and that this caused your injury, but you think that they are negligent. A personal injury attorney can help you understand this situation.
Slip And Fall Cases Can Be Complex
Liability in slip and fall injury cases typically fall depending on who was negligent in the case. The idea that the owner of the home – your ex-spouse – owes you a safe place to visit is key to proving their negligence. For example, an excessively slippery floor that just got mopped may easily cause a slip and fall and your ex-spouse may be negligent.
Proving this negligence requires you to show that your slip and fall caused your injury. This requires you to talk to a doctor to assess how your injury developed. You also need proof that the floor was slippery and that your ex-spouse was negligent in a way that contributed to your slip and fall.
To prove negligence in this case, you need to show that your ex-spouse did nothing to prevent your injury, such as warning you of the slippery floor or putting up a sign that showed the floor was wet. In this scenario, you may have a good chance to win a personal injury case if their defense is weak.
Defenses You May Face
When you take your ex-spouse to court for a slip and fall case, expect a lot of different defenses trying to prove that your fall was caused by your negligence. If your ex-spouse can cast doubt on their fault and the judge thinks that you may be partially to blame, you could lose your case.
For example, they may try to claim that the slippery floor that you slipped on when you went to visit them was very obviously slippery. Though they didn't have a sign out,t hey may argue, they may claim that it was shiny enough to be obvious and that you should have noticed.
This defense is often quite frustrating because it becomes a game of he-said-she said that may derail your case. As a result, you need to get evidence that proves the floor was slippery, that you weren't warned, and that your ex-spouse negligently allowed you to walk on the floor.
So if you need help mounting this type of personal injury case and you aren't sure where to turn, please reach out to a lawyer to learn more. These experts can teach you all that you need to know about your legal rights and gather evidence to ensure that your case has a better chance of success.
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