Negligence law covers all slip and fall injuries and accidents. Property owners have a duty of care to see that their property is safe. This includes ensuring that the building has no structural defects, inside or outside, that could cause a slip and fall injury to occur. In some states, the property owner may also have a duty to reduce the problem areas caused by weather — like standing water and icy spots.
Sometimes the person injured does not know for sure what caused their slip and fall injury. That is why it is important to ensure that a full investigation is conducted to ensure that the source of the problem is discovered.
There are a variety of different types of slip and fall injuries that a person can sustain in an accident. Some of the most common slip and fall injury types include:
- Falls Causing: Back Injury like Herniated Discs
- Knee and Ankle Injury
- Wrist and Hand Injury
- Sprains and Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury
There are a variety of causes of slip and falls such as:
- Water on Floor
- Lack of or Loose Handrails on Stairs
- Loose Floor Mats and Carpets
- Badly Lit Stairs and Hallways
- Icy Patches, Snow Filled Areas
- Cracks, Holes and Lifting of Sidewalks and Parking Lots
- Loose Tiles
- Obstructions Left in Aisles and Walkways
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