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Slip vs. Trip and Fall Accidents: Is There a Difference?

Injuries can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time. Even what seems like a minor fall or a small bump to the head can have a devastating impact on your life and possibly your livelihood. 

All personal injury victims who file lawsuits in which a third party is found at fault, are entitled to legal compensation, even if the cause of the injury is something as seemingly simple as a fall. 

A fall can have disastrous effects on your health and well-being, and the law offers protection for those who have fallen due to the negligence of a third party. If you or someone you know in Los Angeles has been injured in a fall, call Saeedian Law Group to see if you may be entitled to compensation.

Personal Injury Laws

In California, residents are protected by law from third parties responsible for injuring them. While these laws protect those who are injured as the direct result of another person’s actions, they also protect California residents from individuals or establishments that cause the injury to others in a more indirect manner. 

This could manifest as a restaurant failing to clearly label a wet floor or a hardware store failing to hang a sign correctly, resulting in the sign falling and injuring a customer. 

Slip and Falls

The law protects California residents from different kinds of personal injuries in different ways and draws clear distinctions between these different types of injuries. Two of the most common personal injury claims are for slip and fall and trip and fall injuries. 

The distinction between these two kinds of injuries may seem small, but their classifications mean that their cases may proceed a little differently. 

In slip and fall cases, a person has been injured as a result of slipping on a wet surface. This can occur in any public or private place that is managed by a third party, such as a grocery store or a movie theater.

Trip and Falls

As the name suggests, trip and fall cases are slightly different from slip and falls. Whereas a slip and fall occurs because a surface is wet, a trip and fall occurs because someone has tripped over an object. 

Trip and falls can happen in a number of scenarios. For instance, if someone falls and is injured because a sidewalk has potholes and cracks which have yet to be repaired, they might be able to sue the party responsible for the upkeep of the sidewalk. 

In both accidents (slip and fall and trip and fall), if it can be proved that you were injured because a third party was posing a threat to public safety, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Compensation for Both Slip and Fall Accidents and Trip and Fall Accidents

You may be entitled to monetary compensation if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident. If you or someone you know in the Los Angeles area has been injured in one of these kinds of accidents or another kind of accident, call Saeedian Law Group. 

Our team of well-qualified attorneys specializes in personal injury law and can assist you in building the strongest case possible. We will determine whether your accident was a trip or slip and fall and will begin leading you through the next steps of the process. 

If you think you may have a case for a personal injury claim, call Saeedian Law Group today.