TRIP & FALL

Did you know there are significant differences between slip and falls versus trip and fall? Most of these differences revolve around the types of injuries you can incur.

 

Why is language important? The terminology makes a difference.

 

Sometimes, the injured party may use these terms interchangeably. In instances where the individual will be seeking counsel, relaying the most accurate information is important to building a case. This could make a difference in how the case is approached, the type of information that is needed, and in some situations, even the amount of compensation that is collected.

 

While it is difficult to tell whether a case will be viable due to the many details that make up each circumstance, some are more straightforward than others. Every case is fact-sensitive, and the outcome will depend on many factors. These may include the ability to prove negligence on the part of the establishment and the history of both parties. If you think you have a case, fill out this free slip and fall case evaluation form to see what you could be compensated for.

  • Causes:  Wetness or slippery substances on the ground

  • Examples: Water or ice on stairs, floors, etc.; spilled items; round objects such as beads

  • Physics of the fall: Loss of friction with a surface causes the foot to slip outward and upward, propelling the body to fall in a backward motion

Associated Injuries:

  • Injury to the back of the head

  • Neck injuries

  • Back injuries

  • Hip injuries

  • Knee Injuries

  • Fractures

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