A look at other hazards associated with falls

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2021 | Firm News |

Whether you fall down while shopping in a store or you get hurt after an accident on the sidewalk or in a parking lot, it is vital to understand the risks you face wherever you are. Many people suffer injuries after slipping on a slick surface, such as an icy walkway or a wet floor. However, there are a wide variety of other hazards that cause people to fall down.

if you sustained an injury after falling down as a result of a negligent property owner or careless business owner, you need to carefully examine the details surrounding the accident and go over your options.

Uneven steps, clutter and other fall hazards

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that many different hazards can cause people to fall down. For example, steps that are not even or broken can lead to an accident, as well as clutter left on the ground. Sometimes, people trip on a rug. Poor lighting can also cause an accident, especially if people have difficulty seeing the ground or stairs.

In some instances, leaky pipes can result in slippery surfaces, as well as ice and spills. Sadly, many accidents occur because property owners fail to address these hazards.

Recovering from a fall

If you fell down, it is critical to review the details of the accident and determine whether another party’s negligence caused you to become injured. Make sure you review any relevant factors and gather as much evidence as you can, such as pictures and eyewitness accounts. Make sure you take action and focus on your physical recovery as well.