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Old 07-01-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall, or trip and fall, accidents can result in serious injuries and can require the involvement of a Washington, DC slip and fall attorney. Slip and fall accidents happen every day in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. These accidents may be caused by the neglect of a property owner to either clean or place caution signs indicating spill or slippery situation where people frequent. They can also occur when property owners fail to maintain their parking lots, floors, and walkways. In fact, any number of situations can contribute to a slip and fall. Sprains, tears, and broken bones are some of the most common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents.

Washington DC injury lawyers are often contacted when individuals have fallen at an area business. Sometimes the injuries these individuals receive are minor and require little more than first-aid treatment. Often, however, the injuries are more severe and involve fractures or muscle strains and tears. These injuries may require emergency medical care, x-rays and MRIs, and even physical therapy. Especially alarming, many victims of a slip and fall do not initially realize the extent of their injuries. The adrenaline rush that comes with the fall can block pain signals. And even if the individual does feel the pain associated with an injury, they may not associate it with a significant injury until that pain fails to dull in time. That is why many Washington DC slip and fall law firm recommends that you exercise caution and receive immediate medical attention after a fall.

A majority of falls occur on the same level that a slip or trip takes place. A “slip” occurs where there is not enough traction between the footwear and the walking surface. This can occur if the surface is wet or messy. A “trip” occurs when a person collides with an object and loses balance as a result of that collision. This may happen when walking over a broken piece of flooring or a frayed or curling rug. Both slips and trips can result in falls that cause injuries. Conditions that pose the risk of slip and fall may include, but are not limited to:

Wet or oily floors – floors may be wet due to mopping or spills
Poorly maintained walkways – chipped tiles, broken pavement, or ruts in walkways
Weather hazards – snow or ice that was not cleared away, or deep puddles and standing water
Unsafe or broken stairways – steps with loose tiles or uneven stairs
Loose handrails – railings that are not fastened securely in place
Unguarded manholes – exposed to passersby
Uneven flooring – broken tiles, flooring materials that do not align
Unsafe construction site conditions – construction materials left in the walkway, broken or uneven concrete
Poor lighting – dim views of walking areas and possible hazards
Obstructed view – the inability to see potential hazards
Clutter – objects in areas of traffic, small items in walkways

Property owners aren’t liable every time a person happens to fall on their properties, and slip and fall cases can also be quite complex. Generally, for a property owner to be liable for a slip and fall injury, there usually must be some evidence of a defect or a dangerous condition on the property that caused the fall and the property owner must have known or should have known of this dangerous condition. This can be any kind of condition that is unsafe, or poses an unacceptable risk of harm to a person who is lawfully on the property. Often, expert testimony from an engineer, or safety expert, will be needed to prove how the defective condition was dangerous, how long the dangerous condition existed, and whether any steps were taken by the property owner to make the conditions safe enough. Due to these complex requirements, it is important to contact a Washington, DC slip and fall attorney right away. The attorney will assess your individual case and can determine if there is reason to believe the business is liable. This comprehensive assessment helps prevent cases that will not result in positive outcomes.

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Accident anytime can happen in person, so all I can say is nobody knows tomorrow and time even what can happen in the future. Only God because he holds the life of man.
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Whenever a person met with an accident don’t stay back from consulting a lawyer regarding the accident without failing to reveal a minute detail, that will definitely help in winning the case.
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