What is a slip and fall accident?

The term “slip and fall accident” actually refers to more than just accidents that involve a slip and a fall. When someone is injured in a fall because of a trip, stumble, slide, slip or other similar action, it is often referred to as a “slip and fall accident” or a “trip and fall accident”. These accidents fall under the area of the law known as premises liability. The victim of a slip and fall accident could be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries under certain circumstances.