Slip and Fall Accident Causes
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When you or a loved one suffers serious injuries in a slip and fall accident, determining the cause of the accident is one of the first steps on the road to recovering financial compensation. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Companies that are liable for slip and fall accidents will often try to repair property defects quickly, and they will put their own profits before the health and financial stability of those they have injured.
At Oberheiden Law, we are experienced in recovering just compensation for victims of slip and fall accidents. Our practice encompasses all 50 states, and we have attorneys and investigators nationwide who are available immediately to collect the evidence needed to prove our clients’ claims. Our lawyers have decades of experience and have recovered billions of dollars in financial compensation, and we are prepared to do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve.
When Can You Recover Financial Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Numerous different factors can lead to dangerous slip and fall accidents. While not all of these factors support claims for compensation, many do. As your lawyers, we will thoroughly examine all of the intricate details of your case, and we will work to quickly determine if you have a claim for damages.
Some of the most-common causes of slip and fall accidents that can justify claims for financial compensation include:
- Cluttered and Obstructed Hallways and Stairways – Clutter and obstructions can make it difficult to walk safely. They can also obscure other slip and fall hazards.
- Dangerous Pool Decking – Pool decking should be surfaced with anti-skid material, and it should be kept free of slip, trip, and fall hazards.
- Inadequate Lighting – If you cannot see where you are going, you are far more likely to slip and fall. As a result, property owners and tenants have a duty to ensure that their premises have adequate lighting.
- Loose Gravel, Dirt, and Sand – From parking lots to boardwalks, gravel, dirt, and sand can present slip hazards and lead to harmful falls in a variety of different locations.
- Malfunctioning Elevators and Escalators – When elevators and escalators malfunction, sudden stops and starts can lead to potentially-dangerous falls. This is why property owners are required to perform inspections and maintenance on a routine basis.
- Poor Property Maintenance – Poor property maintenance is a factor in many slip and fall accident cases, and there is simply no excuse for a property owner or tenant to ignore a hazard that puts customers, visitors, or guests in harm’s way.
- Rain, Snow, and Ice – Rain, snow, and ice can all present dangerous slip hazards. While state laws vary with regard to property owners’ obligations, as a general rule, property owners must take appropriate steps to ensure that accumulated precipitation does not present an unreasonable risk of harm.
- Slippery Flooring Materials – Slippery flooring materials such as tiles, hardwood, and smooth concrete can present slip and fall risks for people of all ages. Being slippery may be considered a “defect” for which the manufacturer can be held legally accountable.
- Spills in Stores, Offices, Restaurants, and Medical Facilities – When a spill presents a slip hazard, the owner of the property has a legal duty to either clean up or place warning signs around the spill as soon as reasonably possible.
- Wet Floors and Walkways – Whether a floor or walkway is wet due to a spill, rain, recent cleaning, or any other factor, if the issue leads to a fall, the property owner or tenant may be legally accountable.
These are just 10 of the most-common examples of causes of slip and fall accidents. If you or a loved one slipped and fell due to any other factor, we still strongly encourage you to contact us so that our attorneys can assess your legal rights. Your initial consultation is 100% free, and we do not charge anything unless we secure a financial recovery. Our contingency fee is 25% instead of the customary 33%, which means that we put thousands of extra dollars in our clients’ pockets.
Discuss Your Slip and Fall Accident Case with an Attorney at Oberheiden Law
For more information about your legal rights and how our attorneys can use their experience to maximize your financial recovery, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Oberheiden Law. We are available 24/7, so call 866-376-4871 or submit your case online now.