Trip and Fall

“Trip and fall” is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and falls, and is injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. These cases fall under a broader category of cases, known as “premises liability” cases. The term “premises liability” refers to a situation when an individual is injured on property, or “premises,” owned or maintained by someone else, and the owner or possessor of the property is held liable for such injury.

Property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on their property and, if they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable for the injured person’s medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on their property and, if they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable for the injured person’s medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

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 are when people trip on broken or cracked public sidewalks, trip and fall on stairs or escalators, or are trapped in burning buildings without adequate means of escape. 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.

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