Slip and Fall
Slip and fall is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor can cause someone to slip and hurt him or herself inside a building. Other instances of slip and fall incidents can occur when people trip on broken or cracked public sidewalks, or trip and fall on stairs or escalators. In addition, a slip and fall case might arise when someone slips or trips and falls because of rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a pothole in the ground.
Possible Causes of a Slip and Fall Injury
- Spilled Liquids
- Shelf Collapse
- Unmarked Obstacles