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Slip and Fall Accidents

Every year tens of thousands of individuals suffer severe injuries due to slip and fall accidents. In fact, after auto accidents slip and falls are the most common cause of preventable injuries in the United States. Below our attorneys have compiled a list of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. If you or someone you know involved in a slip and fall accident and would like me to review, please call 1-855-GOT-INJURED or click here to complete the form for your case review.. All consultations are provided by our legal team free of charge.

Wet and Slippery Floors and Failure to Pick Up Debris

Under personal injury laws owners and operators of commercial establishments must clean up wet, slippery liquids and debris from the floor as soon as possible. Liability is established when the debris on the floor is not cleaned up in a timely manner.

Loose Carpeting and Loose Floor Boards

Property owners owe visitors to their property a heightened duty of care to either protect from known dangers or warn of such dangers. Within this duty property owners must tend to any loose carpeting and spare floorboards that could pose a reasonable fall risk.

Poor Lighting

Under premises liability laws, owners and managers of building must provide for reasonably safe entrances and exits from their property. This responsibility extends to apartments and shopping malls. In many instances, lack of lighting or broken lights in hallways and stairways are a contributing factor to slip and fall accidents.

Places where Slip and Fall Accidents are Frequent

Slip and fall accidents can take place anywhere. Some of the placed with the highest frequency of slip and fall accidents are:

  • Nursing Homes and Hospitals
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Shopping malls and Restaurants
  • Schools and universities
  • Places of work including offices buildings and elevators
  • Public transportation vehicles and facilities
  • Movie Theaters
  • Stair wells
  • Gas stations and convenience stores

Common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include, back injury, broken and fractured bones, slipped disc injuries, traumatic brain injury, facial injuries including broken nose, fractured wrists, miscarriage and spinal cord damage.

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