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Common Conditions that Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a significant source of injury in the United States, and are also responsible for thousands of emergency room visits each year.  While certain groups are more at risk for slip and fall accidents than others, they can happen to anyone in almost any setting. When people are injured in slip and fall accidents that are the result of negligence, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, proving legal liability may be an extremely complicated process. In order to determine whether and against whom you have a claim, you should contact an experienced Gwinnett County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured in slip and fall accidents recover for their injuries.

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, including private residences, parking lots, sidewalks, or businesses. The good news is that by learning about common conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents, a person may be able to successfully avoid particularly risky situations or places. Some of the most common conditions that cause slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors
  • Slippery floors
  • Cracks
  • Uneven flooring
  • Inadequate lighting conditions
  • Improper flooring materials
  • Poorly maintained stairs
  • Lack of handrails in stairwells
  • Icy or snow
  • Debris on the floor or ground
  • Holes in floor
  • Inadequately repaired cracks
  • Cracked pavement
  • Torn rugs or carpets

 

These are just a few of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the presence of one of these or a similar condition may be sufficient to establish legal liability for the party responsible for maintaining the premises.

Contact a Gwinnett County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia