Conditions Leading to Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits May 30, 2020 by McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum, LLP Slip and fall can happen anywhere, even in your own home. When it happens on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue for you injuries. But not every slip and fall accident is actionable. Sometimes a fall is truly just an unfortunate accident. Sometimes, what may seem like mere “clumsiness” to the person who fell is really the fault of a property or business owner who failed to live up to their duty to provide an environment free of hazards. To find out if you can recover compensation for your New York or Florida slip and fall injuries talk to our slip and fall attorneys today. Negligence Leading to Slip and Fall Hazardous conditions must be eliminated or clearly marked when a business or property owner knows about them or should know. Examples of hazardous conditions that can constitute negligence under premises liability include: Spills that are not cleaned up or blocked off in a timely manner, such as beverages, grease, other liquids and other slippery substancesFailure to mark and/or block off floors that are wet during and after cleaningSlippery residues that are left behind after cleaning, often as a result of failing to thoroughly rinse away cleaning productsWet decks, stairs, or sidewalksInadequate snow and ice removalLeaky refrigeration or air conditioning unitsOther leaks that cause slick flooring or walkwaysSlick mold overgrowth in areas that are not kept cleanDamaged flooringSlick flooring materialsLoose or wrinkled carpeting or rugsUnmarked step-up or step-downUneven walkways or stairsDamaged walkways or stairsMissing or faulty railings for stairs and balconiesBuilding code violationsInadequate lighting indoors or outdoorsMessy hallways or walkwaysBoxes, merchandise and other items in aisles at retail locationsLow obstacles such ss open cabinets or drawers, typically in office or other workplace settingsCables or cords across pathwaysBaby gatesElevator, escalator or moving sidewalk malfunctionDamaged sidewalksDamaged surfaces in parking lots and structures If you or someone you love has been injured in a skip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries. If you were injured in New York or Florida, McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum, LLP, can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.