Weather isn’t the only thing that causes a slip and fall accident

Posted December 29th, 2014 by .

Categories: Slip and Falls.

slip-and-fall-at-a-storeYou may think a slip and fall accident will never happen to you. You may be careful when walking in dangerous weather, or watch your step whenever you see an icy patch on the sidewalk. But accidents are unpredictable. And just running into your favorite gas station to pick up some milk, you may not realize how slippery that floor mat really is.

Did you know that every year over a million people visit the emergency room after a slip and fall accident? And it’s not only bad weather that’s the cause of the accident. Here are some other causes for slip and fall accidents:

  • Wet surfaces – Poor weather conditions aren’t the only cause for a wet floor. Someone could be mopping up and used too much floor wax. Or a leaky refrigeration unit caused a puddle to form.
  • Uneven floor – The more travelled on a floor is, the more likely it’s getting worn down, causing a hazardous condition for anyone. These types of floors can range from torn carpeting to potholes in parking lots
  • Stairs –Much like uneven flooring, the materials in stairs can break down, making stairs become rounded. Plus, if the stairs are located in a public area, such as an apartment complex, there may be an accumulation of debris such as gum or trash.
  • Escalators or elevators – There are more than 33,000 escalator accidents each year. Know what the majority of these accidents are? Slip and falls.

The main thing to remember is after a slip and fall accident, you may need legal help. For the past 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling slip and fall accidents for people throughout New Jersey. We know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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