Slip and fall accidents can be surprisingly dangerous, and they are all too common. When property owners fail to keep their common walkways safe for those who travel over them, slip and falls are often the result.
Slip and Falls: Where They Happen
While you can slip and fall almost anywhere, these injury cases often stem from accidents that take place in restaurants, grocery stores, department stores, parking lots and parking structures, and other commercial venues. These business owners are responsible for implementing the reasonable care necessary to keep their public walkways, aisles, corridors, and halls reasonably safe for their guests under a theory of law known as premises liability.
Slip and Falls: Common Causes
Slip and fall accidents are commonly associated with the following causes:
- Outdoor walkways that are adversely affected by wet weather, debris, wear and tear, uneven surfaces, and more
- Indoor walkways that are slippery to begin with, that are made slippery by damp and debris dragged in from the outdoors, that are crowded, that are poorly lit, and/or that have worn, frayed, torn, bunched, or ripped floor coverings
- Stairwells that are poorly lit, that are poorly designed and/or built, and/or that are worn or otherwise damaged
When you head into a business, you trust that it is safe to do so. If your trust is breached and you end up injured in a slip and fall accident instead, it is an extremely difficult situation.
Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney in Los Angeles Today
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need the professional legal counsel of one of the dedicated slip and fall attorneys at The Broadway Law Firm in Los Angeles. Our dedicated legal team is here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.