Slip and Fall Causes

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Carter in Personal Injury

Levinson Axelrod, P.A.Every property owner has to ensure that his or her properly is safe for others to be on. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to take the precautions that are necessary to ensure this safety. One of the most common accidents that happen on unsafe properties is a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents
can be caused by a number of different things on a property, but are often generally caused through property owner negligence.

When a property owner does not manage his or her property safely, he or she increases the risk of someone visiting the property slipping and falling and, thus, potentially sustaining a serious physical injury. With the right preparation, many slip and fall accidents could be avoided, but lots of property owners don’t make these preparations.

Common Causes

There are many different individual circumstances and situations that could lead to a person’s slip and fall accident on another person’s property. While some maybe caused by pure accident, others are the result of the owner’s negligence. According to the website of The Williams Kherkher Law Firm, some examples of slip and fall conditions might include things like:

  • Failure to fix uneven pavement / potholes
  • Failure to post warning signs
  • Failure to clean up spills / wet areas
  • Failure to stabilize walking areas
  • Failure to properly build stairwells, stages, or walkways

All of these different circumstances could lead to a person’s injury through a slip and fall accident. Most of them could be prevented through more diligent care in a property owner, but sometimes property owners fail to be diligent.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, you might actually be eligible to receive financial compensation. You may not have to face the costs of your injuries alone. It’s usually a good idea to contact an experienced lawyer today to talk about your case.

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