Premises Liability Defense Investigations
Defend Yourself Against a Slip-and-Fall

Premises Liability Defense Investigations

Commonly referred to as “slip and fall” cases, premises liability refers to the liability that is extended to property/business owners and the requirement that exists to maintain safe conditions for the people on the property.  Fraudulent claims abound, in which a person fabricates a potentially dangerous situation (i.e. wet floor) with the intent to obtain money from a sham injury.

Fraudulent claims account for approximately $2 billion in litigation and claims.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, roughly 3% of all slip-and-fall claims are fraudulent and these fraudulent claims account for approximately $2 billion in litigation and claims!  Adding insult to injury, the National Insurance Crime Bureau has indicated that questionable slip-and-fall claims are up 12%.  These numbers are even more staggering when you consider that the United States Department of Justice has stated the median award in premises liability cases is $90,000.  In short, a fraudulent slip-and-fall case can cost you – or your business – tens of thousands of dollars.

The professional investigators at Brown, Kaszak, & Associates have the experience and expertise that can aid in building a solid defense to the suspicious premises liability claim.  Some of our methods include:

  • Documenting the scene of the accident.
  • Identifying the existence, or absence, of conditions that could contribute to an accident.
  • Interviewing and obtaining statements from staff and witnesses.
  • Review of any video surveillance that captured the event itself and the actions of the claimant before/after the incident.
  • Conducting a comprehensive investigation on the claimant in efforts to identify any behaviors which are indicative of fraudulent activities, both prior to and after the incident in question.
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