Slip and fall accidents can often be challenging to pursue. One reason is when the plaintiff, the injured person is also liable for causing the accident. An example of this is, let’s say, the plaintiff is at a supermarket, they’re running throughout the store because they’re in a rush, and they slip on a substance that’s on the floor.
You can have the defendant responsible because they didn’t clean up the mess, they didn’t warn about the mess, and the plaintiff is also responsible for running through the store, not paying attention.
Also, what happens is when the plaintiff is not wearing the proper footwear and that causes them to slip and fall, and otherwise, if they had the proper shoes, it wouldn’t have happened. We call this comparative negligence. Comparative negligence often impacts how the insurance company looks at, values a case, and if that case were to go to trial, a jury can assign a certain percentage of liability to the injured person, which could ultimately impact how much money they receive, if any.