What Is a Slip-And-Fall Accident?
A property owner is responsible for taking reasonable care to make sure that their premises are safe. A slip-and-fall accident occurs whenever a person is injured in a fall caused by an unsafe condition that a property owner failed to repair. Examples might include failing to promptly clean up spills in a grocery store; leaking refrigerators; and not placing signs or cones notifying customers of slippery floors, damaged stairs or other hazards.
Slip-and-fall accidents fall under an area of the law called premises liability.