Conditions Leading to Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits

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 substances
  • Failure to mark and/or block off floors that are wet during and after cleaning
  • Slippery residues that are left behind after cleaning, often as a result of failing to thoroughly rinse away cleaning products
  • Wet decks, stairs, or sidewalks
  • Inadequate snow and ice removal
  • Leaky refrigeration or air conditioning units
  • Other leaks that cause slick flooring or walkways
  • Slick mold overgrowth in areas that are not kept clean
  • Damaged flooring
  • Slick flooring materials
  • Loose or wrinkled carpeting or rugs
  • Unmarked step-up or step-down
  • Uneven walkways or stairs
  • Damaged walkways or stairs
  • Missing or faulty railings for stairs and balconies
  • Building code violations
  • Inadequate lighting indoors or outdoors
  • Messy hallways or walkways
  • Boxes, merchandise and other items in aisles at retail locations
  • Low obstacles such ss open cabinets or drawers, typically in office or other workplace settings
  • Cables or cords across pathways
  • Baby gates
  • Elevator, escalator or moving sidewalk malfunction
  • Damaged sidewalks
  • Damaged 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.


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