‘Slip and fall’ is a term used for personal injury cases where a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. These cases typically fall under a broader category of cases known as ‘premises liability’. Slip and fall accidents usually occur on property that is owned or maintained by someone else, and the property owner may be held legally liable.
Some examples of dangerous conditions that may cause slip and fall accidents include –
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairs
- Wet floors
- Broken or cracked public sidewalks
- Outdoor accidents due to rain, ice, snow or hidden hazards such as potholes in the ground
In any event, it is important that the plaintiff must have suffered some kind of injury in order to be in a position to file a claim.