Slip and fall accidents are among the most common accidents leading to a personal injury lawsuit. The reason is that these accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, almost anywhere. Slip and fall accidents also lead to a wide variety of injuries. Let’s take a closer look at the types of slip and fall cases that are most common in California.
Types of Slip and Fall Cases
As mentioned before, slip and fall accidents occur in a variety of circumstances. Some of the most common types of slip and fall cases include:
- Cases involving wet or slippery floors at a store or restaurant. If a customer falls and is injured because a floor was slippery and there were no warning signs, then the property owner or operator may be held liable.
- Cases involving cluttered floors is another common case type. Any environment where there are boxes, merchandise, equipment, trash, or other tripping hazards is dangerous for visitors. Property owners and operators are responsible for ensuring safe and clear walkways for the public.
- Damaged flooring is another common type of slip and fall case. If carpet is torn or loose, stairs are damaged, concrete is cracked or uneven, or tile is loose, tripping and falling is a big risk. Property owners must ensure that their properties are maintained and are free from hazards.
- Inadequate lighting is another common cause of slip and fall accidents. Whether inside or outside, if lighting is inadequate, visitors may not notice warning signs, or may be susceptible to hazards that have not been identified.
Any of these slip and fall risks can cause accidents and injuries at stores, restaurants, parks, nursing homes, workplaces, and entertainment venues.
Anyone who has been injured in a slip and fall accident should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss their legal rights.