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Definition of Slip And Fall

Slip and fall is a common claim filed under premise liability law. An owner of a business may be held liable for injuries which occur on their premises if the injured party can prove they failed to repair a hazardous condition.

Winning a claim for a slip and fall is difficult and just because you are injured on the premises of a business does not mean the store was negligent or you have an injury claim. To file a negligence claim against the store, you would need to show that the store was acting improperly.

Stores are required by law to provide a safe environment for their customers and most of them will make safety a priority.For instance, stores generally will make sure all spills are cleaned up within 20 to 30 minutes to ensure the store has properly followed their maintenance schedule.

Consider also, you must have suffered injury or loss to claim compensation for a slip and fall. If you cannot show loss, you don't have an injury case.

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