“Slip and fall injury” or “trip and fall injury” is the generic term for an injury that occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Slip and fall injuries can result from such problems as water, rain, ice, snow, grease or other slippery substance on a walking surface, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or a hard-to-see hole in the ground. Slip and fall accidents are considered a personal injury.
While some slip and fall cases can be handled on your own in Small Claims Court, most will require the assistance of counsel. Slip and fall cases can be difficult to win in court, because there is no exact method for proving that a property owner (or employee) owes you compensation for an injury that occurred on his/her property. Generally, you must prove that there was a dangerous condition caused by the person you are suing, and that your injury was a direct result of the condition. If you wish to pursue a slip and fall injury case in New Hampshire, contact us for a no obligation consultation.