A slip and fall accident is one of the most common types of premises liability claim. These cases involve hazardous conditions that cause a person to slip, trip, or fall on another party’s property. If the hazardous condition that caused the slip and fall can be attributed to the property owner’s negligence, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim brought against the property owner.
Common causes of slip & fall accidents
There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, which include:
- Wet floors
- Uneven walkways
- Defective stairs
- Loose floorboards
- Exposed wiring and other tripping hazards
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
- Defective sidewalks
- Loose or torn carpeting
A slip and fall accident may cause a victim to suffer serious injuries. Though many slip and fall or trip and fall accidents result in only minor injury and embarrassment, there are situations where a serious fall may cause a victim to suffer from broken bones, head trauma, or back injury. In these matters, it is essential that you work with an attorney who can help you take legal action.