Slip, Trip, & Fall

There are many ways in which someone can slip, trip or fall and sustain injuries. First and foremost, it is important to take notice of and record what substance or object that caused you to trip or fall. If you slip, take note of the contents and general dimensions of the substance that caused it. Seek immediate medical attention after your fall. Immediately report the injury to the owner of the premises, point out exactly where you fell and, if possible, make out a written report detailing the date and time of the incident, where you fell, what you fell on and the dimensions of the material you fell on. If possible, immediately after the accident, take photographs of the condition or object to document what caused you to fall. Immediately obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses there might be.

Premises liability claims

  • Negligent security
  • Elevator accidents
  • Assault cases
  • Defective building design
  • School liability cases
  • Dog bite and attack cases
  • Burn accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Slip, trip and falls
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Playground accidents
  • Daycare accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Security problems
  • Injuries in public spaces such as stores, schools, restaurants, amusement parks, commercial or government buildings
  • Broken glass
  • Faulty store displays
  • Elevator accidents
  • Snow and ice injuries

It is important to contact and consult a lawyer to understand your rights and responsibilities. Like any legal claim, there is a statute of limitations which applies to slip, trip and fall accidents. Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to bring a lawsuit. However, if the property is owned by a municipality, you must bring a Notice of Claim within ninety days of the accident or your claim may be denied.