- Accident and Injury Law
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- The Language of Accident and Injury Law
- Slip and Fall
A generic term that can apply to a range of incidents, "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" refers to a personal injury that occurs when someone slips, trips, or falls because of a dangerous or hazardous condition on another's property. There are a number of causes for these kinds of injury, including:
- Falls due to water, ice or snow
- Abrupt and unmarked changes in flooring
- Poor lighting
- A hidden hazard, such as a gap or difficult-to-see hole in the ground.
Millions are injured in slip and fall accidents every year.
If while on someone else’s property, you injure yourself due to a hazardous condition, there is a good chance that the owner of the property may be responsible and have strict liability for damages. Conversely, if you own property and someone injures himself or herself on your property, you may be legally responsible for his or her injuries. Regardless, if you are going to face a slip and fall case, you should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney, who can handle your case in the most effective and efficient manner possible.