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Slip & Fall Practice

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Slip & Fall Practice

Plaintiffs' attorneys lose 40% of their slip and fall cases. Failure to prove a causative link between the hazard and a negligent act of the defendant is the number one reason for these high losses.

Charles Turnbow, attorney-engineering consultant on over 9,500 slip and fall cases, shows you how to prove causation (and how to efficiently screen out cases lacking it) in his highly-respected toolbook, Slip & Fall Practice:

•   Analyzing the mechanics of the fall to identify the cause
•   The most common cases and what they must have to win
•   Documenting the dangerous condition and the negligence that caused it
•   Establishing the duty of care
•   Proving control of the premises
•   Establishing actual or constructive notice
•   Showing that the hazard caused the injury

Slip & Fall Practice is loaded with case evaluation strategies, illustrative fact patterns (with photos), discovery forms, expert witness checklists, case authorities, building code citations, model pleadings, trial preparation aids, and most important, timesaving and case-winning practice tips.

Table of Contents


In the Beginning
Premises Liability Law
Building Codes
Mechanics of Walking
Measurements and Testing
Case Evaluation
Pleadings
Depositions
Production of Documents, Interrogatories and Inspection Demands
Selection and Use of Expert Witnesses
Determining Damages
Defending a Slip and Fall Case
Settlement and Arbitration
Preparing Documents and Evidence for Trial
The Trial
Workplace Falls
Falls on Public Property
Falls in Markets
Falls in Residences
Falls on Construction Sites
Falls at Recreational Facilities
Falls on Ice and Snow
Falls by the Elderly or Disabled
Playground Accidents
Falls in Hospitals and Health Care Facilities