There is a very subtle difference between a slip and fall injury and trip and fall injury. The main difference here is a trip is when there is an obstacle in your way that causes you to trip and fall. Specifically, this must be an object that comes up from the ground or a pothole that causes a trip. In order to receive damages for your trip and fall, your must of sustained an injury that required medical attention. So an injury that healed itself without any attention from a medical professional would not be acceptable as a trip and fall case.

There must also be a relationship between the victim and the owner of the property. This could be a customer in a store, someone walking on a sidewalk maintained by a city, or someone visiting a private residence. Each of these relationships qualifies as a trip and fall case.

The danger also needs to be beyond reasonable. Think of it this way: If you told a friend about the fall, would they be shocked by how dangerous it was? If not, then your case probably would not hold up in court.

Contact a lawyer at C and M Law Corporation today to get started on your trip and fall case. Even if you have questions, if you’re unsure if your case qualifies, it’s better to ask us then to not get awarded for damages.