People injured by a trip or slip on another person’s property may be able to recover payment for their injuries. Many times the victim of the fall and the person or company who maintains the property where the fall occurred share varying degrees of responsibility. Questions about whether the property owner was aware of a hazard, and what he or she did to warn or correct the danger, are critical to the outcome of claims involving falls. Other issues, such as how obvious the danger was and whether or not it was avoidable, come into play. The merits of each case must be carefully evaluated by an experienced attorney before a determination can be made as to whether a legal action is justified.