The most common argument used by property owners in a slip and fall injury case is that even though you were injured on their property, they should not be held responsible.

If the hazardous condition was temporary such as an accumulation of water after an ice storm, owners usually argue that the conditions occurred so soon before the slip and fall incident that they could not have prevented it.

They can also argue that a dangerous condition was so open and obvious that you should have seen it and, therefore, they are not at fault.

You should also expect the land owner, or the owner’s attorney, to argue that you fell because of carelessness, inattentiveness, or even being intoxicated at the time of the injury.

These arguments are why you need an experienced injury lawyer who can represent you and challenge any erroneous accusations made by the land owner or their attorney.

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