How Are Slip And Fall And Trip And Fall Defined In Personal Injury Cases? It is usually a matter of the mechanism of injury. The second term is common with either measures or terms. Falling means going down from an upright or not fully upright position to falling on the ground with a possibly injury. One principal mechanism is slipping, and that could be the proverbial slip on a banana peel, but it can be any foreign substance on a surface that causes someone to go down. Ice is a prime example, but it could also be some type of grocery item that has fallen on the floor. In case of trip and fall, everyone knows what tripping is. A tripping hazard could be a change in elevations on a walking surface; it could be a foreign object on a walking surface, or possibly an inadequately constructed stairway. What Is The Legal Standard Surrounding Premises Liability? How Would That Relate To Slip And Fall And Trip And Fall Injury Cases? With a few exceptions, these cases are considered to be general negligence cases. General negligence is governed by a standard that everyone, including businesses, has to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Some of the exceptions that can occur in Connecticut are an ice or snowstorm in progress. There are different types of obligations that may or may not extend to government agencies and or municipalities. Some of them are state regulated agencies operated by those governmental authorities. Depending on whether it is a private property or business piece of property involved, there are other standards that can impose higher or greater obligations on the party in control of these premises. How Common Are These Types Of Injuries And Cases? People tripping, slipping and falling happen very frequently. However, you only hear about those incidents where someone sustains some form of significant or serious injury as a result of such an incident. Attorney Stewart Casper gives an Overview of Slip and Fall Accidents. Call the law offices of Casper & de Toledo in Stamford, Connecticut for an initial consultation at (203) 325-8600 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.