Slip and Fall Accident QuestionsBack to Main FAQ Page What is a Slip and Fall Accident? “Slip and fall” is a type of personal injury case where a person slips, trips and/or falls, and is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents usually occur on property owned or maintained by another, and the owner or possessor of the property can be held responsible. Dangerous conditions like uneven floors, torn carpet, poor lighting, wet floors, narrow stairs, can all contribute to someone getting hurt. How is a slip and fall case proven? In order to prove that a property owner knew of a dangerous condition, it must be shown that:
- The owner/possessor created the dangerous condition
- They knew that the condition existed and neglectfully failed to correct it
- The condition existed for a long enough time that the owner reasonably should have known about the condition and have corrected it
- The landlord could control the conditions that caused the injury
- Repairing the issue would not have been too expensive and/or difficult
- It was foreseeable that an injury would occur if the condition was not fixed
- The landlord failed to take reasonable actions steps to avoid the condition
- What exactly happened to give rise to the claim?
- What kind of injury/harm was incurred?