Slip And Fall Or Trip And Fall? What Is The Difference?
When you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident or trip-and-fall accident, the process of seeking compensation for your injuries from a negligent person or company is handled through a premises liability claim.
A slip and fall occurs when water, a slippery substance, debris or other type of foreign object causes your feet to slip from underneath you. You would typically fall on your back or side.
A trip and fall occurs when your foot hits an object such as a raised portion of sidewalk, loose carpeting or floor tiles. You would typically fall forward.
In either case, injuries can be painful, costly and debilitating. With a premises liability claim, you may recover compensation from a negligent property owner to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Typical causes of slip-and-fall accidents and trip-and-fall accidents include:
- Carpets not properly tacked down
- Broken sidewalks
- Protruding floor tiles
- Spills in common areas of supermarkets, drugstores, malls, restaurants and other shopping areas
- Poor lighting
- Broken stairs
- Worn carpet on stairs
- Broken handrails
- Broken banisters
- Poorly designed pedestrian paths
Request A Free Consultation With A Premises Liability Attorney
If you have been hurt falling on a property that was not properly maintained, consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you recover compensation. Please contact me today at the Law Offices of Miriam J. Lebental for a free consultation.