It is tricky to tell the distinction between an unavoidable accident involving slip and fall and a practical injury claim. The slip and fall case examples detailed hereunder should provide you with a pretty fair idea about which is (and is not) a viable claim. For a better idea about what makes such an injury case, you can visit https://davidovichlaw.com/ and talk to an attorney there.
When on a jam-packed railway station platform, Clarice steps on a banana skin and consequently, she slips. The banana skin was black and dry, which is proof that the item had been there long before her accident. The station management may be responsible for her fall because such a situation means that they were not doing anything reasonable to ensure everyone’s safety. We use everyone here because it could have been someone else stepping on that banana peel and falling as a result of that.
Potential for Danger
On a different platform, Martin steps on a moist and yellow banana skin and then slips. The banana skin had been there for a while, so nothing suggests that the concerned station people were not sweeping that platform frequently enough. That platform has a shop selling bananas, and just a single trash can, which was very full. The management could just be held liable for making the circumstances where banana skins should be discarded yet not providing space for these to be thrown out. This is to say, the hazard of slipping up on a banana skin was greater due to the station management’s conduct.
Christian walks in a neighborhood he does not know. Christian sees some people removing goods from a truck just behind a depot, and he goes through its entrance to ask those people directions. As Christian approaches, he steps on oil, then slips and falls, in turn hurting himself in the process. A big sign put on the entrance gate of that warehouse reads, “Restricted Area Authorized Personnel Only”.
That warehouse’s owner may not be responsible for Christian’s injuries. He was there as a trespasser, and there was no reason for the storehouse to expect someone like him to enter its loading spot. It is unreasonable to require that storehouse owner to perform enough cleanups to protect those that are not expected to be on that property.
So Christian’s claim for compensation would be rather weak, but he could just get something for his injuries from that property owner’s liability insurer.