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Slip, Trip and Fall Overview

If you "slip, trip and fall" and are injured because of the negligence of a private, commercial or government property owner, then you may be entitled to damages for lost income, medical bills and the pain of the injury. However, making a successful claim is a legally complicated process. Generally, you will have to prove a dangerous condition, knowledge of the property owner and damages.

 What To Do Immediately After a Fall

Property owners are responsible to ensure that their property is safe for those who use the premises. However, falling on someone’s property does not automatically make the owner legally responsible for your injury. You must show that the property was unreasonably unsafe, and that the owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition. The steps you take immediately after your accident can help prove the facts of what happened and make the difference in getting the full compensation you are entitled to.


What Damages Are Recoverable from a Slip, Trip and Fall ?

"Slip and Fall" or "Trip and Fall " is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property for any number of reasons. Legally, these accidents are known as "premises liability" claims. If the injury occurs on property owned and/or maintained by the government, then it involves what is called a government tort claim and special rules apply. Generally, a person injured in a "slip and fall" on someone else's property must prove that the cause of the accident was a "dangerous condition" and that the owner of the property "knew" of the dangerous condition.

Slip, Trip and Fall FAQ's

The Phillips Law Offices answers some of the most frequently asked questions about slip, trip and fall accidents and claims. We hope this information will give you an idea as to how to move forward with your matter. The legal issues surrounding personal injury cases may at times seem overly complicated and even overwhelming at times. There is no need to feel that way. We’re here to help. Explore the answers to the questions you may have or just give us a call. Since every case has unique facts and circumstances, we’d be glad to discuss the specific details of your case and any specific questions you have. We invite you to give us a call at 530-265-0186 for a no charge consultation.