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Business owners have a duty to keep its premises safe from harm and danger. If you are injured while on the property of a business owner, or at work, you may be entitiled to compensation in cases where the property owner knew or should have known of the danger. 

A “slip” occurs where there is not enough traction between the footwear and the walking surface. This can occur if the surface is wet or messy. A “trip” occurs when a person collides with an object and loses balance as a result of that collision. This may happen when walking over a broken piece of flooring or a frayed or curling rug. Both slips and trips can result in falls that cause injuries. Conditions that pose the risk of slip and fall may include, but are not limited to:

  • Wet or oily floors – floors may be wet due to mopping or spills

  • Poorly maintained walkways – chipped tiles, broken pavement, or ruts in walkways

  • Weather hazards – snow or ice that was not cleared away, or deep puddles and standing water

  • Unsafe or broken stairways – steps with loose tiles or uneven stairs

  • Loose handrails – railings that are not fastened securely in place

  • Old or poorly maintained chairs

  • Unguarded manholes – exposed to passersby

  • Uneven flooring – broken tiles, flooring materials that do not align

  • Unsafe construction site conditions – construction materials left in the walkway, broken or uneven concrete

  • Poor lighting – dim views of walking areas and possible hazards

  • Obstructed view – the inability to see potential hazards

  • Clutter – objects in areas of traffic, small items in walkway

When slip and fall accidents occur, you will need an experienced attorney to assist you with evaluating whether you have a claim and with litigating your claim if necessary.  Call our experienced attorneys as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that your potential claim is preserved.