Slip & Fall Accidents
A person can suffer serious injury when they slip on something and land on their back or strike their head on the ground or another object. Many people slip and fall inside buildings but also outside, particularly during the winter months.
For example, a person might slip and fall on:
- Spilled liquids
- Paper or other debris
- Worn carpeting
A slip and fall case turns on whether the property owner knew of the hazard or should have known of it. All premises occupiers owe a duty of care to those who visit their property, but many are negligent. In certain situations, a property owner should fix a hazard promptly or at least warn the public about it.