Slip,Trip, and Fall Accidents
The owner of a business or residential property must keep their guests safe from dangerous conditions. We have all seen the "wet floor" sign at the grocery store or big box store. This is a typical warning to watch out for a dangerous condition. When the owner does not keep us safe from dangerous conditions and someone gets hurt or dies, the owner of the business or residential property may be liable for any harm that comes to the customers or guests on their property.
Some of the types of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Wet Floors or Steps
Improper or Inadequate Warnings of Dangerous Conditions
Uneven or Improper Sidewalks or Steps
Unmarked Step-Up or Step-Down
Parking Lot Obstructions such as Rebar and other out-of-place obstacles
Most of the time when someone has fallen at a commercial property, we find that simple safety rules have been ignored and the result is a devastating injury that could have been avoided if someone had thought about safety first. Slip, trip, and Fall injuries are the result of spilled liquids on interior flooring, defective sidewalks, improperly constructed walkways or stairways, poor lighting conditions, or cluttered areas around entrances or exits to a business.
Swimming Pool Accidents
We have seen other cases where a homeowner or an apartment complex has left their swimming pool gate open and unattended. this type of danger is especially dangers to young children. According to the CDC:
Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.
Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools.
Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except birth defects.
Just following a few simple Safety Rules can help save a life. According to the CDC you need to have a four-sided pool fence that completely separates the pool area from the house and yard. The fence should be at least 4 feet high. Use self-closing and self-latching gates that open outward with latches that are out of reach of children. Also, consider additional barriers such as automatic door locks and alarms to prevent access or alert you if someone enters the pool area. Also, clear the pool and deck of toys. Remove floats, balls and other toys from the pool and surrounding area immediately after use so children are not tempted to enter the pool area unsupervised.
People with pre-existing injures are at even more risk for falls and the owners are just a liable for the harms that come to folks with pre-existing injuries as those who have never been hurt before. The bottom line is - if you or someone you know has been hurt in a fall that you think is the fault of a negligent property owner, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION. 405-525-1900.