A slip and fall describes personal injury
cases in which a person slips or trips and falls,
and is injured on another's property. These types of cases usually come under the broader category of premises liability claims. Any dangerous conditions
such as torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor inside a building can cause someone to slip and fall and get hurt. Other types of slip and fall incidents can occur when people trip on broken or cracked public sidewalks or trip and fall on the stairs.
In addition, a slip and fall case might arise when someone slips or trips and falls because of weather conditions or a hidden hazard,
for example leaves covering a pothole on a sidewalk.