A Santa Monica slip and fall accident can occur anywhere and at any time. Though many slip-and-fall injuries are mild, many accidents can leave you with a serious injury.
Common locations for slip-and-fall accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents happen every day. Some of the common places that a slip, trip, and falls occur include:
- Sidewalks and curbs
- Parking lots
- Swimming pools
- Grocery stores
- Homes of friends and neighbors
Common Causes of slip-and-fall Accidents
- Torn carpet- Carpet that sticks up can catch your toe, causing you to fall. Many department stores and hotels have ripped carpet, often times leading to slips and falls.
- Poor lighting – Whether in a store or out at night where there are no street lights, walking in areas with low lighting can be dangerous.
- Slippery floors – Walking on wet or slippery floors can be caused from spills, condensation, leaks, rainy weather, or flooding. Whatever the reason, it is the responsibility of the owner or tenant to properly protect you.
- Narrow stairways – Narrow stairways can be tricky to navigate. Tripping and falling down these narrow stairways can be hard to prevent.
Common injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents
Some of the most common types of slip-and-fall injuries include bumps and bruises. However, a slip-and-fall accident can result in a more serious type of injury, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Serious scars
The next step
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you will need to determine if your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence and if you can file an injury claim. The experienced team at Steinberg Injury Lawyers can help you build your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
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If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, speak with one of our experienced Santa Monica slip and fall accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.