The classic example of a slip and fall occurs when someone slips on some liquid on the ground at a grocery store. Another common example is someone walks into a business where the tiled floor had just been mopped. The business neglects to put up a warning that the floor had just been mopped, and a patron slips on the wet floor. Nevada businesses owe its patrons a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for use.

A business may be negligent and obligated to compensate an injured person if that business failed to use reasonable precautions to protect its customers from dangerous conditions. A dangerous condition could be anything that can cause someone, who is exercising ordinary care, to slip or trip and injure themselves. It could be an accumulation of water, ice or snow, liquids, produce or fruit on tiled-floors, abrupt changes in flooring, raised or cracked sidewalks, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a hidden ground hole. A foreign substance on the ground, particularly one that could be a slip and fall or trip and fall hazard, is usually not consistent with the standard of ordinary care that a business owes its customers.

Most people do not realize but the injuries from slips and falls could sometimes be more traumatic than those suffered in car accidents and could result in permanent and disabling injuries. Slip and falls can result in fractures, including fractured hips, shoulder injuries, neck and backā€¦