A slip and fall accident occurs when a person injures himself after slipping or tripping on something. There are many different hazards that can cause someone to lose his footing, which is why these accidents happen so frequently. But, where do slip and fall accidents occur the most? Here are some of the most common locations:
Most people assume that a slip and fall accident can only occur on a commercial property, but that’s not the case. Slip and fall accidents can also occur in private residences such as a friend or family member’s home. Most of these accidents are covered by homeowners’ insurance, whereas accidents on commercial properties are covered by liability insurance.
In most cases, the homeowner would be responsible for the victim’s injuries. However, if the accident occurred on a rental property, the landlord or the tenants may be responsible, depending on the nature of the hazard that caused the fall.
Every year, many people are injured in slip and fall accidents while on-the-job. Victims that are injured at work are entitled to compensation, but they must file a workers’ compensation claim as opposed to a personal injury lawsuit.
Hotels and Resorts
Hotels and resorts often have huge properties that are hard to maintain. As a result, many safety hazards may exist on these properties. For instance, the area around the hotel’s pool could become slippery when wet, creating a hazard for guests that are passing through. Guests can also slip and fall on torn carpet, uneven floorboards, or defective stairs at a hotel or resort.
It’s no surprise that slip and fall accidents often occur at grocery stores since these businesses tend to see a lot of foot traffic on a regular basis. Grocery store customers could slip on a spill in one of the aisles or they could trip over a product that has fallen off of the shelves. It’s possible that customers could even trip over a pothole in the parking lot when walking into the store. To avoid these accidents, storeowners and employees must work diligently to get rid of any safety hazards on the property.
Slip and fall victims may be able to hold the property owner liable for their injuries. But, proving liability and recovering compensation is incredibly challenging without the help of an experienced personal injury attorney from Reisch Law Firm. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.