What Are The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations in the United States. There are over 3 million people treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for slip and fall injuries. Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time and can usually be traced back to one or more hazardous conditions found on a property.

Regardless of the cause of your slip, trip and fall accident, our team of experienced attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help you get the best result possible. Our team of trusted slip and fall attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in slip and fall accidents and are ready to work hard for you. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 today for a free case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Our team of slip and fall lawyers at The Barnes Firm have found the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Broken, cracked, or uneven sidewalks and pavement
  • Loose rugs or mats
  • Broken stairs
  • Weather conditions, including rain, ice, and snow
  • Poorly lit stairwells
  • Loose cords and wires
  • Broken handrails

If you or a loved one have been injured on someone else’s property because of one of these safety hazards, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property to prevent slip and fall accidents from occurring.

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, resulting in thousands of injuries every year. The most common places for slip and falls to happen are:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Stadiums
  • Amusement parks
  • Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Municipal sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • And more…

After a slip and fall accident, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is really worth. Our team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm have decades of experience helping clients injured in slip and fall accidents recover the best result possible.

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How Can Slip and Falls Be Prevented?

Property owners can help reduce the risk of a slip and fall accident occurring by:

  • Posting Warnings. Posting proper warnings on a property defect, including a wet floor or broken staircase, can reduce the chance of a slip and fall accident occurring.
  • Installing and Maintaining Proper Lighting. Assuring lighting is installed and maintained properly can prevent accidents occurring due to improper or absent lighting.
  • Performing Routing Inspections. Making routine inspections to check for property defects and hazardous conditions allows a property owner to address the condition before an accident occurs.
  • Fixing Defects. If a property owner or manager is aware a hazard exists, the hazard should be fixed or marked properly to avoid an accident.
  • Adapting to Weather Conditions. Owners should shovel and apply salt to any icy sidewalks or walkways where a hazard may exist

Additionally, we can all do our part to prevent a slip and fall by being aware of our surroundings and adhering to safety warnings and signs.

Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney at The Barnes Firm Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, The Barnes Firm is here to help. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to learn more about how our team can help you get the best result possible after a slip and fall accident.

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