Slipping and falling may seem like an insignificant injury type, but depending upon the person and the force of the fall, a slip and fall can leave a person with very serious injuries, and in some cases, even fatal injuries. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injuries like broken bones and head injuries amongst older adults, but can leave a person of any age with impairment or disability. If you have suffered a slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have a case.

Common Causes Of Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents usually happen because of the presence of a dangerous condition on a property. For example, the following may cause a slip and fall:

  • Spilled food or beverage;
  • Torn carpet;
  • Wet or sticky walking surfaces;
  • Broken tiles, wood flooring, etc.;
  • Lack of handrails;
  • Broken stairs;
  • Holes or uneven walking surfaces;
  • Objects and debris.

It is important to note that all of the above factors are completely preventable or correctable.