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Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents


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Learn about slip, trip, and fall accidents, including on broken sidewalks, on icy surfaces, on poorly maintained stairways, and more. A personal injury lawyer can help you out if you've been injured in a slip and fall accident.

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Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

  1. 1. w i s s n e r l a w . c o m Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
  2. 2. What is a slip and fall accident? Slip, trip, and fall accidents happen when a person is injured after falling due to improperly maintained property.
  3. 3. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injury and disability.� Common causes of slip and fall accidents include: Broken sidewalks Snowy or icy surfaces Broken stairs and handrails Spills
  4. 4. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe walkways. Broken sidewalks can lead to devastating injuries, especially for the elderly.
  5. 5. Snowy and icy conditions are inherently dangerous for pedestrians. Homeowners, landlords, and business owners have an obligation to clear snow and ice outside their property in a reasonable timeframe.
  6. 6. If you trip and fall on a broken staircase or because of a broken handrail, you could suffer severe injuries. Property owners can be held liable for not keeping staircases in good repair.
  7. 7. Grocery stores, department stores, and other retail spaces need to monitor areas where spills are likely and promptly clean them up as well as place a sign saying the floor is wet and slippery.
  8. 8. Slip and fall accidents can result in a hospital stay, expensive medical care, and ongoing costs such as prescriptions and rehabilitation. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injuries as well as pain and suffering.
  9. 9. Reid B. Wissner has extensive experience helping slip and fall victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. He is able to pinpoint liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and make sure you get a fair settlement.�
  10. 10. Contact Reid B. Wissner 212-406-9288