How Distractions Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents

Did you slip and fall in because you overlooked something on the floor? In this video, Peachtree City premises liability lawyer Shane Smith explains how easily this can happen due to distractions.

Many times when people call Shane, they say that they didn’t see the water they slipped on because they were looking at one of the food items on a shelf in the grocery store. This is a reasonable accident because the law doesn’t state that you have to be looking down while you walk. There’s a presumption that you would see something in the floor if you were paying attention, but there is not a definitive rule that says if you weren’t looking down you can’t receive a recovery from it. Perhaps you were distracted and your cart ran over something, maybe there was a special item that caught your attention, or maybe a store clerk said something to you. There are many things that can distract you, causing you to slip and fall while you are shopping.

If you have been injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident and have suffered injuries, contact Shane Smith Law today.