A "slip & fall" or "trip & fall" is the generic term for any injury happening when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else's property. It includes falls as a result of water, a banana peel, or a grape on the floor of a store, oil in a parking lot, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard such as gap or hard to see hole in the ground.

If you are on someone else's property and injure yourself as a result of a dangerous condition on the property, the land owner or business owner may be liable for your injuries. However, in order to make a claim for negligence as a result of this condition, you must generally prove that the landowner or business owner knew or should have known of the dangerous or hazardous condition, and that they failed to either make the premises safe, or warn others of the inherently dangerous condition on the premises.

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