There are thousands of slip and fall accident claims each year. Although sometimes the person involved in the ‘accident’ is at fault, most of the time they are not. Slips and falls are a result of hazards that may be overlooked by an owner or their employees.
It’s important to know the types of slips and falls so that if you were involved in an accident you could know the best course of action to take.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many types of slip and fall accidents including:
- Floors that are slippery
- Damaged ground
- Slippery or damaged mats
- Not enough lighting, primarily in the stairwell
- Messy flooring / products causing a tripping hazard
A slip and fall ‘accident’ usually isn’t an accident at all as the owner is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment. When the slip or fall does occur and there isn’t proper signage / a safe environment, the owner will be at fault.
In order to prove fault of the owner / responsible party you must prove that the slip or fall was a result of dangerous conditions. Here are a few types of dangerous conditions to look for:
- Object you slipped on or fell on was known about by the owner
- Many people have been injured on the premises
- Property isn’t regularly cleaned or repaired
- There was no good reason for the object to be placed there
- There were no signs or barriers to warn visitors of the business
- The lighting was broken or dark
Were you involved in a slip and fall accident?
If so you are not alone. The Peck Law Group slip and fall accident attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout California can help you brings those responsible to justice. Please call (866) 999-9085 today for your free case evaluation or use the contact form on our website.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.