SLIP AND FALL LEGAL ACTION: When you say "slip and fall" lawsuit, what do you mean?

A "slip and fall" lawsuit is a legal term used to describe a type of  "tort" (French from twist/or wrong) law.  Typically, a slip and fall lawsuit involves a plaintiff (the injured person) who either slipped and fell or tripped and fell on another person’s or entity's property (the defendant). 

In this type of case, the property owner may be held liable (at fault) for the plaintiff’s injuries if the owner was negligent (wrong, or breached a duty of care to the plaintiff).  For example, a property owner can be found responsible for injuries if he or she should have known about a dangerous condition that caused the accident, and simply did nothing to remedy it, or worse, give adequate "notice to the world" of the dangerous condition.

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