Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall
Slip and fall, as by definition in United States tort law, is a claim, case, or suit based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. “Trip and fall” is the generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner(s) has been negligent in allowing any dangerous condition to exist which had caused your slip or trip. It includes falls as a result of water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden “unforeseen” hazard(s), such as a gap or hard to see hole in the ground.