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Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Millions of people arrive each year in state hospital emergency rooms for injuries from a slip and fall accident. These types of accidents can occur in many places due to their nature. However, among the causes of these accidents, some are usually more common. Among these causes are:

1. Slippery surfaces. These occur when some liquid is spilled on the floor of an establishment, private property, or even on the streets. In the same way, it can happen on wet surfaces due to rains or puddles, as is often the case in swimming pools. When this problem occurs, the property managers do not do what is necessary to keep the surfaces dry or warn the public, and therefore they are considered negligent.

2. Lack of lighting. This can be a problem in closed properties and the streets since it prevents good visibility for those who walk and can cause tripping.

3. Poor maintenance of the floor/ground.  When the floor is not maintained, there may be cracks, unevenness, or carpets that can cause trips and falls, resulting in injuries.

4. Lack of warning signs. When there is a risk to the public, it should be clearly warned about it. However, on many occasions, the place managers do not give the instructions to place signs or warnings. This can cause accidents that will make them at fault for negligent behavior.

Whatever the cause of your slip and fall accident, you can file a claim for compensation for any expenses that resulted from your injury by proving that the place where you fell was negligent in causing your accident. You will be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, or even emotional damages.

These accidents can cause different injuries that you can claim, from scratches to even trauma to the spine, brain, etc.

In order to prove cases like these, it will be important to have images of what could have caused your injury, videos from the establishment’s cameras, data from the person responsible, among others. All of this will help your attorney to file the claim and get you the compensation you deserve.

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