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How Do Slip and Falls Occur in Public Places

By Viles Beckman | Nov 12, 2018

There are a number of potential dangers that exist in the world, but we don’t expect an issue to arise simply as we’re walking down the street, shopping at a grocery store, or even visiting someone else’s home. Unfortunately, these can potentially happen.

Knowing how these accidents can occur and cause a slip and fall is important, and people should recognize the dangers in order to keep themselves safe. Knowing how these accidents occur can help you understand what is needed to move forward.

Cracked or Raised Cement

You’ve probably seen many instances in which the cement is raised or cracked, posing a risk to individuals who may be walking or riding a bike. For instance, if a walkway has raised cement and a person doesn’t see it and catches their toe, it can lead to a potential trip.

Broken Handrails On Stairways

In homes or businesses, stairs should have proper handrails in order to keep the individuals safe when walking up and down. However, these may be broken or have other problems that result in the handrails not being properly supported.

If the handrails are not properly maintained, or if there is another problem with them, they can cause an individual to put weight on them unknowingly, and trip or fall. As a result, the individual could get hurt from falling off the stairs or down the stairs.

Wet or Slippery Floors

These are common in grocery stores or in locations where there is a lot of foot traffic. Some situations may require the floor to be mopped or cleaned in a manner where the floor becomes slippery. This makes it easy for anyone to slip and fall.

When these types of accidents happen, it can lead to serious harm for the individual affected. It is important for those hurt to understand their rights and options, helping them seek legal action against the negligent party.

At Viles & Beckman, our Florida premises liability attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals understand the rights they have to pursue legal action against the negligent party. We are committed to protecting your rights every step of the way.

For a free consultation of your potential case, call us today at (239) 334-3933.