What a Landowner May Argue

As previously indicated, slip and fall cases are difficult to win. If the hazardous condition was temporary (like a water spill), owners will probably argue that the spill occurred so soon before the incident that they could not have prevented it.

You should also expect that the land owner (or the owner's attorney) will argue that you fell because you were inattentive, careless, or even intoxicated at the time. If the land owner (or the owner's attorney) can prove that you were also at fault for your fall, depending upon the state involved, it may reduce or eliminate your ability to recover for your injuries.

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