From New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, slip and fall accidents occur on a regular basis. Nobody wants to slip, fall and get injured, but this does happen.
There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, with some of the most common including:
- Missing or loose handrails
- Damaged sidewalks, such as those that are cracked
- Poorly lit staircases and halls
- Improper maintenance of steps and walkways, such as not removing snow and ice
- Stores that neglect to use warning signs when necessary
A slip and fall accident can happen in stores, at work, in office buildings, in parking lots, at a residential property and in many other places.
Serious injuries can result from a slip and fall accident. These can include the following:
- Brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
Not every slip and fall accident results in an injury. There are times when a person is able to protect him or herself during the fall, helping them avoid injury. On the contrary, there are times when the person is not as lucky.
There are many causes of slip and fall accidents. On the same token, these incidents can result in a variety of moderate to severe injuries.
In the event that you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident, regardless of the reason, you want to learn more about your rights. When the time comes, visit our webpage focused on “Injuries Suffered From Falling Down.”