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Understanding Comparative Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident
Comparative negligence is used to describe the share of fault attributable to each party in a slip and fall accident case. To win a slip and fall lawsuit in Illinois, the injured party must prove that the property owner was negligent in providing safe property conditions and/or maintenance of the property, and that the owner’s negligence was primarily responsible for the accident. Because the amount recovered is reduced by the percentage of fault held by the victim, comparative negligence can significantly impact a plaintiff’s verdict.
Proving Comparative Negligence
In slip and fall cases, comparative negligence has to do with whether the plaintiff was negligent in connection with the accident. Comparative negligence compares the degree of fault between the plaintiff and the defendant. Although property owners have a duty to keep property safe from dangerous conditions that could cause injuries, that doesn’t always mean that the owner was negligent if injuries occur.
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