Slip and fall accidents are an extremely common occurrence in the United States, particularly in the workplace. Statistics show that over 20 percent of all emergency room visits are for injuries related to to slip and fall injuries. However, it is not uncommon for slip and fall accidents to occur on private property.
Private property owners are responsible for making sure that their property is safe and secure. When their property is not up to par, they could be held liable for a slip and fall accident and the injuries related to it. Some of the common causes of slip and fall accidents on private property are:
- Uneven flooring
- Slippery floors
- Poor lighting
- Messy area with obstacles
- Unstable surfaces
- Wet floors
Slip and fall accidents that occur on a private property can be difficult to fight, but not impossible. When a person slips and falls and is subsequently injured on private property, they should take various steps to outline their injury. For starters, take the name and contact information of any witnesses of the accident, check for security footage and obtaining a copy, and keep a concise, thoroughly organized folder with any and all medical expenses made as a result of a slip and fall injury.
The fact is that many private property slip and fall cases are simply the result of negligence on behalf of the property owner. In an effort to save money, they neglect basic maintenance of their own property. Injuries sustained from a slip and fall accident can be catastrophic, making for a difficult and painful physical and financial situation.
If you or someone you know has been injured on private property as a result of a property owner’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney who could help. Contact the law office of Salter Ferguson, LLC today to schedule your consultation.