“Slip and Fall” accidents can happen a variety of ways, however, the majority of slip and fall accidents occur outdoors. Property owners have a responsibility to prevent these types of accidents from happening by keeping both indoor and outdoor conditions safe for visitors. Here is a list of the most common conditions leading to outdoor slip and fall injuries:
- Poor lighting
- Uneven or broken staircases or steps, including handrails
- Uneven or broken walkways
Floors or walkways that are slippery or wet:
This covers areas that commonly get wet like walkways around a pool. This does not mean that an owner is automatically liable if it rains and the sidewalk gets wet. However, if the owner is aware that water commonly pools in an area and fails to secure the premises, they may be liable for any resulting injuries.
- Pavement with holes or severe cracks:
Items left in walking paths: This can include garbage, toys, or other obstructions that the property owner is not quick to remove. The property owner is responsible for the reasonable maintenance of their property, including cleaning and removing obstacles from walkways.
Serious injuries can occur from slip and fall accidents. If you have suffered any of the following injuries as a result of a slip and fall, you may be eligible for compensation:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Head injuries
- Severe bruising or bleeding
If you have been the victim of an outdoor slip and fall accident, it is important to get in touch with a qualified legal professional as soon as possible. A legal team can review the your injuries and treatment to determine whether you are eligible to file a personal injury claim.