Slips and Falls

A slip happens when there isn’t enough friction or traction between the plaintiff’s shoe and the surface that he or she is walking on. This lack of friction leads to the person’s feet slipping out from under him or her, and ultimately, an injury. In most cases, a slip involves a person falling backward.

A fall happens at any time when a plaintiff loses his or her balance. One might fall from a ledge, a cliff, a second story, a roof or any other elevated surface. One might also fall while standing under certain conditions.