Grocery Store Falls – What Is The Effect On My Lawsuit If I Can’t Prove Amount Of Time Substance Was On The Floor?

Posted By on December 13, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: What Is The Effect On My Lawsuit If I Can’t Prove Amount Of Time Substance Was On The Floor?

A: Well, sometimes if you cannot prove by any evidence for how long the substance was on the floor, the case may very well be dismissed by the judge. All is not lost all the time. If you could show that the type of condition, which occurred and caused you to fall occurred regularly, and was a foreseeable condition, the judge very well may allow the case to proceed to a jury to have a jury determine whether it was negligence. Also, if for example, there’s a leak in a roof that the store knew about or should have known about, and some water comes periodically and it’s cleaned up periodically, well, even though that particular water that you might slip on might have only been there for five or ten seconds, since the store knows it has a continuing problem, then you can prove negligence in that regard.That it didn’t correct the continuing problem, even though that particular water that you fell on had maybe just fallen to the floor 30 seconds before you slipped and fell. Normally, you must prove or show some evidence that the object or the substance was there for some period of time, but sometimes, even if you can’t prove that, you could still win your case.

 

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