Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits in the United States. These accidents can happen almost anywhere – at a grocery store, in a restaurant, or on a sidewalk. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and ensuring that visitors are not subject to hazards. Slip-and-fall accidents are commonly the result of improperly maintained or poorly kept property and often are preventable.
At AAbogado Maximo, we understand that even seemingly minor slip and fall accidents can have a huge impact on your health and well-being. We represent clients across California in slip and fall cases, which fall under premises liability laws. Our goal is to protect your legal rights and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall injury.
Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents occur in many places and cause injuries in people of all ages. The most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents are:
- Wet floors due to spills, leaks or improper safety features
- Cracked or damaged sidewalks, stairs or walkways
- Improperly maintained floors or stairs
- Wrinkled, torn or loose carpeting
- Defective or improperly maintained railings
- Negligently maintained or improperly secured pools
No matter what the cause of your slip-and-fall accident, you may experience a range of injuries. Some of the common injuries reported after a slip and fall accident include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic head injury
- Neck or back problems
- Torn or sprained tendons or ligaments
Depending on your age and overall health, these injuries may be even more significant or may cause permanent damage or even death.