What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Contrary to popular opinion, not all slip and fall accidents happen during the winter. Many slip and fall accidents happen indoors due to unsafe property conditions. Get the facts on what causes slip and fall accidents so you know how to protect your rights.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
“Slip and fall” is generally used to describe accidents where people are injured as a result of slipping, tripping, or falling due to dangerous conditions on a property. Although many may think of slip and fall accidents happening on snowy or icy sidewalks, many slip and fall injuries occur indoors.
Some common hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Loose floor tiling
- Unsecured floor mats or rugs
- Excessive amounts of water on the floor
- Cracks or holes in parking lots and sidewalks
- Improper lighting in stairwells
- Missing railing on walkways or stairways
- Defective escalators
- Elevator uneven with floor
- Objects in aisles or other areas that get foot traffic
Due to the various indoor hazards that cause slip and fall accidents, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings year-round, rather than just during the winter. However, even when you exercise proper caution, unsafe property conditions may still cause slip and fall accidents. When this happens, the property owner may be held accountable in a premises liability claim.
If you have been injured on someone else’s unsafe property, contact our New York City premises liability attorneys to obtain justice. We have extensive experience helping clients with premises liability claims maximize the compensation they receive.
Contact Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, LLP at (646) 681-7055 to learn how we can help you today.