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Who's at fault when someone slips and falls and injures themselves? Well, it all turns on the concept of negligence, which basically comes down to the question of what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation. Even when it's truly an accident, if there was some dangerous condition on the property that the owner knew or should have known about and failed to act responsibly, then the property owner may be at fault for it. On the other hand, if someone simply wasn't looking where they were going or was just careless, then it might be their own fault that they fell. Often the assistance of an attorney is needed to interview witnesses, investigate the scene, and research how courts have ruled in similar situations in the past to help figure out who's legally responsible. To get started, though, try to look at the situation as if you were an outsider watching a movie of it happening, noticing as many details as possible could help you prove your case, whatever side you're on, if there is a lawsuit.