Common Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Slip and fall accidents are common, especially when it comes to older people. These accidents can range from light falls to very severe falls that can put one’s life at risk. When you fall, you are putting your head and brain in harm’s way. These falls can be a result of many conditions:
1. Wet/Uneven surfaces
Wet or uneven surfaces is the most common reason why people slip and fall. As a matter of fact, 55% of accidents happen because of hazardous walking surfaces. Some of these things include mopped floors, cluttered floors, potholes, and uneven or unrepaired sidewalks. All of these things conditions can make walking on them very dangerous and risky.
2. Weather conditions
It’s not hard to see where mother nature can come into play. Many people can slip and fall on ice in the winter or even on a wet, slick sidewalk any other part of the year. The good news is that the majority of these conditions are avoidable. You can plow your street and sidewalk to prevent yourself from slipping. If your municipality fails to plow the street, they can be held responsible for your injuries if you slip and fall.
Believe it or not, footwear can actually harm you rather than protect you. Some of the footwear you buy may not have the proper traction needed to carry out daily activities. If so, you could slip and fall. To help circumvent an event of you falling, do your research before purchasing a pair of footwear.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone’s negligence or intent with a slip and fall accident, contact our Columbus GA personal injury attorneys. At Philips, Branch & Hodges we understand how difficult this case may be and are here to work hard for you and your loved ones. Contact the office today to begin building your defense. They will help you have the most successful case possible and receive fair compensation for your injuries.