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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.