A slip and fall lawsuit is a specific type of personal injury claim when, as the name suggestions, a person slips and falls to the ground.
Lawsuits for Slip and Fall Injuries
Also known as a trip and fall injury, these cases are based on the legal doctrine of premises liability. Simply put, an individual who suffers a slip-and-fall injury could have a legal claim against the owner of the premises if the owner could have prevented the situation.
Some common slip-and-fall scenarios include a victim who:
- Slipped on a spill in a retail store
- Fell off a deck or stairway at someone else’s house
- Tripped and fell down the stairs in a parking structure
- Slipped on an icy sidewalk
- Tripped on uneven grading or potholes in a parking lot
- Fell from a height due to faulty or missing guardrails
In order for someone to have a valid claim, the property owner must have known about the dangerous condition and failed to fix it within a reasonable amount of time. For example, if a property owner knows a step is loose but fails to repair it or warn you about it, he or she may have liability if the defect causes your fall.
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