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.
If you, or someone you know, have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident, call our office now at 305-375-6500 (toll free: 1-877-375-7555) for a free legal consultation directly with one of our attorneys.