Common Causes Of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and falls can happen in public buildings, on private property, and in businesses and other establishments. While these accidents have different causes, they often share an important commonality: Slip and falls can be prevented with proper care.
With adequate maintenance, business and property owners can go a long way towards reducing the risks of a fall accident. There are many hazards that can make the premises dangerous, such as:
- Freshly washed or waxed floors
- Debris or garbage
- Spilled liquids
- Wet leaves
- Water or ice
- Worn carpeting
Other people slip or fall because of the layout of the premises. Poor lighting, for example, can make it hard to identify where you put your foot, or bright lights could create blinding glare. Stairs might also be poorly designed so that it is easy to slip.
Not every fall is the result of a hazard. For example, a pedestrian could have been distracted by their phone and not watched where they were going. This is always a possibility, and many defendants claim that a victim’s own negligence contributed to their fall.
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