Responsibility for a slip and fall accident depends on how the slip and fall occurred. It depends on who the property owner is. If you’ve fallen at someone else’s property, we need to determine who actually owns the property or who is required to maintain the property in a safe and responsible manner.
Additionally, if you’ve been injured, you have a duty to watch where you’re going and to recognize if there are things that fall or spill on to surfaces. You have some responsibility yourself to make sure that the pathways in which you’re walking, if it’s obvious that there’s a problem, that you avoid it, but if it’s something you can’t avoid and you fall, it is the responsibility of the property owner or the facility that is utilizing the property. The amount of liability varies depending upon your actions as well as the actions of the premises owner.