From a legal standpoint, a slip and fall accident occurs when one party injures themselves on the property of another party. Examples include slipping on ice or tripping over debris.

If it can be proved that the property owner’s negligence caused the accident (though it is difficult to prove that at times), the owner will be entitled to pay some sort of compensatory money for the medical expenses to the injured. However, if the property owner acted carefully and the slipping or tripping was not likely to happen then you are not awarded anything for damages. In some cases, the rule of “comparative negligence” is applied and the blame is shared by both the parties to the extent of damages.