Many people suffer both minor and major injuries from slipping or tripping on a floor at a grocery store, on defective stairs in a restaurant, or on a rough patch of ground in the neighborhood. Though accidents like this happen all the time, it doesn’t mean they should just be ignored. If you think the accident could have been avoided had the property owner followed precautionary and safety measures, then you may have a viable slip-and-fall case. It is, however, not as easy as it sounds. There are factors that can affect the outcome of your case; understanding these factors is essential.