What is a slip and fall accident?

A slip and fall accident is an accident where someone slips and falls, because there is some sort of foreign substance on the ground, or there is some sort of defect in the working surface. There could be water on the ground, there could be a grape, there could be a banana peel. There could be any number of different sources that could cause your fall. It could also be a defect such as a crack in a walking surface. Anything that causes you to slip, lose your balance and fall. Those are compensable incidents in Florida if we can show that the defendant knew the condition existed or should have known the condition existed.