Important Slip and Fall information:
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Slick floors and unsafe surfaces. Floors may be slippery due to reasons ranging from cleaning procedures and leaky pipes to liquid spills and poor maintenance. The flooring may also be unsafe, such as using slippery surfaces such as linoleum on a service ramp. Regardless of why a floor is slick, it’s important to remember that property owners and others have duties to keep their guests safe from harm, and that means having safe, well-maintained flooring in place.
- Poor lighting. Lighting helps guests identify dangers and avoid them. If a property owner or renter fails to provide adequate lighting, they may be responsible for the injuries that result.
- Inadequate maintenance. Property owners should provide regular maintenance of the areas where guests are invited. This maintenance helps to ensure that the premises are safe. When they don’t provide the maintenance and care that they should, they may be breaching their duties.