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How can you receive compensation for a slip-and-fall injury?

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A person pursuing a settlement on a slip-and-fall personal injury case must be able to prove that someone else is liable for an injury, AllLaw says. This means determining who the liable party is and whether or not his negligence is the cause of the slip and fall.

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How can you receive compensation for a slip-and-fall injury?
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To find someone else liable for injuries, the injured person must prove the caretaker or property owner should have known there was a danger to others and taken the necessary steps to remove or repair the danger, AllLaw advises. The injured party must prove that any reasonable person would have had the opportunity to identify the conditions as hazardous and that they had ample opportunity to rectify the situation before the injured party sustained his injuries. The injured person may also need to prove the caretaker or property owner caused the conditions that resulted in the slip-and-fall accident.

The injured party must also prove that his own actions did not result in the injuries, AllLaw notes. If the injured person entered into a clearly marked area that noted it was dangerous, or participated in a careless activity that resulted in the slip and fall, he may not be successful in his claim for compensation.

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