Slip and Fall

Definition - What does Slip and Fall mean?

A slip and fall is a type of personal injury claim in U.S. tort law that's based on an individual slipping or tripping and falling on someone else’s property. In a typical slip and fall case, an individual alleges negligence on the part of a property owner in maintaining their property. They assert that this negligence led to the slip and fall and injury.

Justipedia explains Slip and Fall

Personal injury claims that arise from slipping/tripping and falling on someone else’s premises are called slip and fall. In a slip and fall case, the individual filing a lawsuit (plaintiff) must prove that the owner of the premises (defendant) was negligent in maintaining their property by allowing dangerous conditions to exist on the premises. It is alleged that those dangerous conditions caused the individual to slip and fall. In addition, the plaintiff also needs to prove that any injury suffered by the plaintiff was caused by the slip and fall.

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