Slip & Fall

“Slip & Fall” is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person trips, slips, or falls as a result of the negligence of another individual, usually the owner of property. A person usually trips and falls as result of a dangerous condition, for example, a wet floor, narrow stair, poor ice and snow removal, or changes in the dimension of a floor or stairs.

In most cases, a person injured in a slip & fall must prove that a dangerous condition existed and that the owner or possessor of the property knew or should have known of the dangerous condition. A dangerous condition must present an unreasonable risk to a person on the property and it must have been a condition that the injured party should not have anticipated under the circumstances.

In order to establish whether a property owner in possession was negligent and knew of a dangerous condition, it must be shown that:

  • the owner/possessor created the condition;
  • the owner/possessor knew the condition existed and negligently failed to correct it;
  • or, the condition existed for such a length of time that the owner/possessor should have discovered or corrected it prior to the slip & fall accident in question.

For a property owner or possessor to be held liable, it must have been foreseeable that his or her negligence would create the dangerous condition.

When considering legal actions for recovery of your injuries, damages, and losses, the best person on your side is an experienced attorney. Since many slip & fall cases are difficult to prove, you need the resources of a successful law firm. The DeStefano Law Group has the experience, knowledge, and history of success to recover the money damages that you deserve.