Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common kind of personal injury lawsuits. Just as it sounds, a slip-and-fall accident occurs when you trip over or slip on something on the floor, then fall down and injure yourself. A slip-and-fall accident may also be known as a:
- Trip-and-fall accident, when you trip over a foreign object
- Stump-and-fall accident, when you trip over an impediment while walking
- Step-and-fall accident, when you encounter an unexpected failure or hole while walking
Slip-, trip-, stump-, step-and-fall accidents can occur from problems such as water, ice, grease, or food on a walking surface. They can also occur from a poorly maintained walking surface, including broken floorboards or crumbling steps, and in poorly lit areas.
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