A Slip and Fall Accident, also known as “trip and fall” is a type of personal injury claim or case in which a person suffers from an injury due to falling or slipping on someone else’s property. This case falls under the category of Premises Liability.
The most common causes of Slip and Fall accidents are:
1. Uneven Surfaces – cluttered and poorly maintained floors, defective sidewalks, wet and newly waxed floors, potholes and pavement cracks.
2. Weather Conditions – rain, snow or ice may result in an outdoor slip and fall accident or injuries. It is the property owners’ duty to maintain and make their premises safe for everyone.
3. Poor Lighting – most accidents happen in areas or places where there is inadequate lighting, causing the person unable to see their surroundings properly which often results in a slipping or falling injury.