A “Slip and Fall” or a “Trip and Fall” is a term used to describe an event in which someone slips and or trips due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. This type of case is caused by water, defective flooring, poor lighting, or some type of hazard that causes someone to fall through no negligence of their own.
A gap in a parking lot or a hole in a floor may give rise to liability for the landowner. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the year 2005, over 18,000 elderly individuals died as a result of falls and nearly 2 million people over the age of 65 were treated for fall related injuries. If you are on someone else’s property and you fall, you may be entitled to money damages. Call today if you have been the victim of a “Slip and Fall” accident.