Top Reasons for Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Negligence
Many people are hurt in slip and fall accidents at businesses and on other people’s properties every year that cause them to suffer long-term injuries requiring expensive medical treatments and long periods off work while they recover. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent business or property owner. The experienced slip and fall attorneys at Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC, are here to help you fight for the settlement you deserve.
Major Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The causes of slip and fall accidents are varied but are often caused by the negligence of the business or property owner where the incident occurred. Business and property owners have a duty to keep their properties in a safe condition and to warn those coming onto the property of dangers. This duty is often breached when a slip and fall accident occurs, including in the following common ways:
Flooring. Uneven flooring, broken or cracked flooring, and torn carpet can be a tripping hazard. Floors can also become dangerously slippery after being washed or waxed. In addition, when spills are not cleared up, an unsuspecting customer or employee can injure himself in a fall.
Debris. Debris strewn on the floor, boxes of goods to be stocked, and other objects left on the floor can pose a danger to customers and visitors in stores and other businesses.
Stairways. Broken handrails, lack of handrails, and broken and uneven stairs are some of the dangers that can cause you to suffer traumatic brain injury, back injuries, spinal injuries, or death in a fall on stairs.
Parking lots and sidewalks. When there are potholes and cracks in pavement in parking lots and sidewalks, an unsuspecting person can trip and suffer serious injuries in a fall. Property owners have a duty to inspect their properties for these dangerous conditions and to promptly correct the dangerous condition.
Weather. While business and property owners cannot control the weather, they have a duty to keep their parking lots and sidewalks free of rain, ice, and snow that could cause a victim to suffer debilitating injuries in a slip and fall accident.
Inadequate lighting. When lighting is broken or inadequate, it can make it impossible for people to see potholes, slippery entranceways, and other dangers before they are hurt in a fall.
Lack of warnings. Business and property owners have a duty to put up warning signs of slip and fall hazards that cannot be cleaned up or otherwise made safe quickly. When this duty is breached, they could face liability for compensating you if you suffer injuries in a fall.
Lack of training. In some cases, a preventable slip and fall accident is caused due to an employee’s lack of training in cleaning and maintenance.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, our experienced attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We have over 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of our clients injured in these accidents. To learn how we can assist you, call our office today to schedule your free case evaluation.