Do You Have a Viable Slip and Fall Claim in Vermont?
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Do You Have a Viable Slip and Fall Claim in Vermont?

by | Feb 11, 2021 | Firm News

If you have suffered a fractured arm, broken hip, head injury, physical disfigurement or harm, back or neck injury, or any other injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in Vermont, it is important to contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer immediately. Please call me today at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-1″] for a free consultation.
The person in possession of the property where you were harmed may be liable for injuries you sustained as a result of their failure to maintain their property or correct any hazards on their premises.
Slip and fall cases generally occur when a business or store has spilled something on the floor, an area was wet on the premises because it was recently mopped, ice and snow were not properly or timely removed, a carpet or rug is not secure, wires or cables are exposed on the premises, or holes or bumps in the floor are not clearly marked at the store or business. Any of these situations can cause an individual on the premises to fall, lose their traction, stumble, trip or slip as a result of the defect or hazard.
Some of the most common locations slip and fall cases take place are:
• A friend’s home;
• A place of business;
• Stores of any kind;
• Department stores;
• Grocery stores;
• Malls;
• Private property;
• Restaurants;
• Retail establishments;
• Shopping center;
• Shopping plazas; and/or
• Sidewalks.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is covered by premises liability law in Vermont. This means in order to win your slip and fall negligence claim, you have to prove the following:
• A condition existed on the premises that posed an unreasonable risk of harm;
• The person in possession of the premises must have known or should have known the harmful condition was present and posed harm to invitees or licensees on the premises;
• The person in possession of the premises was negligent in creating the dangerous condition or they were negligent in failing to warn about the condition or fix it; and
• You must have sustained an injury as a result of the dangerous condition.