Most people think of a slip or fall at a public place as an accident, when in fact most of the time it’s a result of ignorance by the business owner. This ignorance can be incredibly hazardous and sometimes even life threatening to those involved which is why there are laws in place to protect the public.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Most slip and fall accidents can be prevented by proper signage put in place and common sense from the business at fault. There are many reasons these accidents that occur, including:
- Wet Floors
- Damaged pavement, such as cracks, holes, and trenches
- Damaged carpets or faulty mats
- Products or objects that create a tripping hazard
Not all slip and falls are the fault of the business. Sometimes due to our own carelessness we may not see a sign or warning and continue on anyway. So how do you know if you or the owner will be held responsible? Well, the owner of the business and its employees must have caused the hazardous conditions or should have known but did nothing about it.
Have you or a love done been involved in a slip and fall accident?
Contact the Peck Law Group slip and fall attorneys right away for information or a free case evaluation at (866) 999-9085 today or leave us a message on our contact form. We take a holistic approach to helping you get the help you need and will fight to protect your rights.
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.