Trip or slip and fall cases against retailers – like Walmart, Winn Dixie, or BreauxMart, etc., are difficult cases to prove because of the elements required by law to successfully win a fall case under Louisiana law. The victim must be prove that the hazardous condition, that caused the fall, was there for enough time that the store either knew about the hazardous condition or should have known about the hazardous condition (or that the store created the hazard).

Hazardous conditions can involve a liquid substance and/or spilled products on the floor, such as water, ice, liquid soap, grease, olive oil, etc. Other items such as produce (grapes or celery pieces) or anything that could cause a person to unexpectedly slip, trip and/or fall can be considered a hazardous condition.