When you go onto someone else’s property, you have the reasonable expectation that you will be safe from injury while you are there. Businesses especially have the obligation to maintain their equipment on their property. When they don’t, it opens them up to a host of issues including your injury. The following are some of the more common issues that lead to slip and fall injuries.
Poorly Maintained Walkways
After a snowstorm or when rain freezes, sidewalks become slippery. If you are at an establishment, it is their responsibility to not only remove the snow from the walkway but also put out a sign saying that the floor is slick. When it is wet outside, the tile floors inside the store will be even more slippery.
A lot of us use handrails to get up stairs easier. A lot of our body weight is placed on the handrails. When the rails are not sturdy, this can spell disaster. Not only can someone not get up the stairs but they could potentially fall up or down the stairs causing serious injury.
When there is not a lot of light shining on a specific area, people cannot see what hazards are before them. If there is something obstructing their path or a kink in the sidewalk, they will surely trip and fall which could bring on a lawsuit.
It is good to remember that it is a violation of the law to have unsafe premises that causes serious bodily injury to someone else. If you have tripped, slipped or fallen and you need help, call the personal injury lawyers at James A. Rice today.