Slips and falls sit atop the list as one of the most common premises liability accidents. They can happen to anybody at any time. There are many different factors contributing to a slip or fall, but some of the most common include floor surfaces that are slippery or uneven, loose carpeting or rugs, cluttered floors, poor lighting, and stairs that are in disrepair.
In order to reduce the risk of slipping or falling, it is important to maintain a clean and well-organized home or office, and to make sure that any potential hazards are promptly repaired. By taking these simple precautions, businesses and property owners can help to keep people safe from slips and falls.
The Property Owners Liability to Prevent a Slip and Fall
Property owners have a duty to take reasonable care to prevent slip and fall accidents. This duty applies to both public and private property, and includes both commercial and residential property. In general, property owners must take steps to identify and repair any dangerous conditions on their property. Failure to do so can result in liability for any injuries that occur as a result of the dangerous condition.
Slip and fall accidents are often caused by things like wet floors, slippery surfaces, loose carpeting, or uneven walkways. Property owners who fail to address these hazards can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. As such, it is important for property owners to regularly inspect their property for potential hazards and take steps to fix any problems that are found.
Common Injuries After a Slip and Fall
A slip and fall can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious broken bones and head injuries. One of the most common injuries is a sprained or strained ankle, which can occur when the foot twists awkwardly as it hits the ground. Wrist fractures are also fairly common, particularly among older adults who may have fragile bones.
Head injuries can occur if the individual falls hard enough to hit their head on the ground or on something else in the area. In some cases, a head injury may only result in a concussion, but more severe injuries can lead to paralysis or even death. Anyone who has suffered a slip and fall should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible to assess the extent of their injuries.
Our premises liability attorneys at Lowe Law Group are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve after an injury.