|Causes of falls
Slip and fall accidents can range from the superficial to the very serious. Many simple slip and fall accidents occur on wet or slippery pavements or floors, and the injuries caused can include sprains, fractures, bruising, or concussion.
|If you are injured in a fall
If you're injured in a fall, a doctor should examine you as soon as possible. This is particularly important if you've received an injury to the neck or head.
|Liquid or debris on the floor
Homeowners, business owners, and employers are each responsible for taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents on their property. Failure to do so can render them liable to compensate an injured party for medical expenses, lost income, and for pain and suffering.
|Parking lots and sidewalks
Property owners are responsible for taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents. This responsibility extends throughout the owner's property, including outside walking areas and parking lots.
|Property owners' liability
Property owners are responsible for taking reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of anyone on their property. Many homeowners carry liability insurance to cover any claims made by people injured on their property.
|Rain, snow, and ice
All home and business owners are responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent an accident occurring on their property. This includes taking precautions to prevent slip and fall accidents resulting from slippery paths and steps caused by rain, snow or ice.
|Ramps and stairways
Ramps and stairways can cause accidents resulting in slip and fall injuries resulting in a bone fracture or a serious head injury. Homeowners are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to prevent accidents occurring on their property, including keeping stairways and ramps free from debris, ice, and snow, repairing damaged handrails, and otherwise keeping their property safe.
|Rental property claims
Landlords, like other property and business owners, are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to protect their tenants from danger. In most jurisdictions, landlords are obliged to adhere to local health and safety laws.
Personal injury laws differ among the states, although most require that property, home and business owners take responsibility for maintaining a reasonable level of safety on their property or premises.