A slip and fall on another’s premises is called a “premises liability” case.
You must prove that 1) a dangerous condition existed and 2) the owner had knowledge of it (or should have known of it) before your fall.
A new injury? Yes, you can make a claim.
An aggravation of a pre-existing injury? Yes, you can make a claim.
Of course, if you prove the store is liable, then it will only be liable for the extent of the aggravation or worsening, and not for the portion of injury that pre-existed the incident.
Premises liability cases can be difficult, and a lot of lawyers won't’ even take them.
At Zachar law Firm, we handle many premises liability cases, most often to a successful conclusion for our clients.
Any questions, please feel free to call us.