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Step and Fall vs. Slip and Fall Lawsuit

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Step and Fall vs. Slip and Fall Lawsuit

A personal injury refers to an injury to an individual caused by someone else. Sometimes, when a person falls, trips, or slips and suffers an injury, they can sue another person and hold that person liable for their personal injury. There are four types of slip and fall cases.

What Is a “Step and Fall” Accident?

A “step and fall” accident occurs when an individual unexpectedly steps on an object. For instance, he could fall after stepping in a hole in a walking surface, torn carpeting, or an object that should not be there.

What Is a “Slip and Fall” Accident?

The term “slip and fall” is the most commonly used term to describe a person falling on a surface and sustaining an injury. A slip and fall accident occurs when a person is walking and slips on a surface. The surface may be slippery, greasy, or wet and no warning sign posted.

Is There an Accident Known as a Stump and Fall?

Yes. A stump and fall accident occurs when there is a crack in a walking surface or some sort of object. The individual does not see the impediment and stumbles prior to falling.

Can I Sue for My Injuries If I Tripped and Fell?

Yes, depending on the factors surrounding your accident. A trip and fall accident happens when a foreign object such as a bucket is in the walking area. Often, the object is placed in an area that is normally kept clear. The individual trips and falls after hitting the foreign object, injuring themselves.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that allows a plaintiff to sue a defendant for an injury that occurred on the defendant’s property, such as a slip and fall or a trip and fall. This area of law holds a defendant responsible for making sure that their land is a safe place for people to be, and it makes them liable for injuries that occur on their property.

Do I Need to Speak with a Lawyer about My Fall?

Yes. If you were injured in a slip, trip, stump, or step and fall, contact a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer will determine the best legal action to take and can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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Last Modified: 10-27-2015 01:41 PM PDT

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