Two common categories of injury claims are "Slip
& Fall" and "Trip & Fall" cases.
Both are classified under the title of "Premises Liability"
actions. These are not claims made due to a person's own
inattentive stumble, although insurance companies more often
than not attempt to characterize them in such a dismissive
Premises Liability claims, like claims for automobile
accidents, are made for injuries sustained as the result
of someone else"s negligence. Hidden hazards on property
or egregiously dangerous conditions that property owners
negligently fail to remedy cause injury to thousands of
innocent people every year.
Valid Premises Liability claims have traditionally been
made for dangerous and hazardous conditions that include:
Standing puddles of water
Clear ice (sometimes referred to as black ice)
Improperly secured mats
Stairways and steps not constructed in compliance with