A slip and fall case that occurs inside a store must meet certain criteria in order to potentially be a successful claim.
First and foremost, four elements are necessary to prove negligence was the proximate cause of an injury:
- There was an existing duty of care.
- There was a breach of that duty.
Negligence is an essential topic in personal injury law for determining another party’s liability for damages incurred to you or a loved one. In addition to the four elements that determine negligence, it is important to note there is a heightened standard for slip and fall cases, which occurs as a licensor in a retail store.
This heightened standard requires your slip and fall to be a result of:
- An unreasonable risk of harm.
- Whether there was constructive notice of the condition which caused the injury.
- Failure to exercise reasonable care to remedy the dangerous condition.
Slip and falls are a serious circumstance where you may be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one have been subjected to dangerous situations within a retail space, it is essential to determine the strength of your case. The attorneys at The Licatesi Law Group will gladly provide any help or guidance. For further inquiries regarding your personal injury claim, please call 516-227-2662 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation.