"Slip and fall" is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property. These cases usually fall under the broader category of cases known as "premises liability" claims. Slip and fall accidents usually occur on the property (or "premises") owned or maintained by someone else, and the property owner may be held legally responsible.
There are many dangerous conditions like torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor can cause someone to slip and be injured. Same goes if someone trips on a broken or cracked public sidewalks, or falls down a flight of stairs. In addition, a slip and fall case might arise when someone slips or falls outdoors because of rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a pothole in the ground.
It is crucial on slip and fall cases that your attorney commence investigation as soon as possible. Photographs and measurements of the accident site need to be taken immediately. Hiring a safety engineer to examine the site and determine whether any code violations exist is crucial. Often times, the landowner will change the condition which caused the fall and claim that it did not exist.
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