Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer a variety of different types of debilitating injuries. Legal protections can help victims with the recovery of their physical, financial and emotional damages which is why victims should be familiar with the legal remedies available to them and the different types of slip and fall accidents and injuries.
Places where slip and fall accidents can occur
Victims can be injured both inside and outside of buildings in slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can occur in stores, malls, restaurants and many other places. They can also occur in parking lots and on sidewalks.
- Stores – in stores, the most common type of slip and fall accident occurs when a hazard, such as a spill, is not cleaned up or warned about.
- Parking lots – uneven pavement or a poorly maintained parking lot can lead to trip and fall accidents. Also, if snow, ice or excess water are not properly addressed, victims may be injured when they slip in a parking lot.
- Sidewalks – liability for injuries that occur because of uneven or cracked sidewalks, as examples, can depend on if the sidewalk is publicly or privately maintained.
Different conditions can lead to slip and fall accidents including spills, inadequate lighting or poorly maintained parking lots. Under premises liability laws in general, property owners and possessors have a duty to remedy unsafe property conditions or warn potential victims of them. When a victim has been injured because of a slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident, a personal injury claim may help them with their damages which can be extensive depending on their injuries.