“Slip and fall” is the term used for personal injury cases where a person slips, trips, or falls and is injured. This can happen on someone else’s property, and they may be responsible for your injury. These incidents are known as “premises liability” claims, and the owner or person in charge of the property may be held liable. Some of these dangerous conditions include: wet floors, ripped carpet, poor lighting, small staircases, and broken or cracked sidewalks. Also, incomplete maintenance of grounds, such as snow removal, salting when there is ice, or fixing potholes can cause a slip and fall injury.
For a slip and fall injury to become a case due to falling on another’s property, someone else must be responsible. If you were injured due to your own carelessness or mistake, then there are no grounds for a slip and fall case.
Grounds for a Potential Slip and Fall Case:
- Property owner created the conditions.
- Property owner was aware the condition and chose not to fix the problem.
- Property owner did not follow the responsible steps of keeping up and checking the conditions of the premises to correct any issues.