Slip and fall injuries are extremely common and account for an enormous number of personal injury accident claims. Many people associate slip and fall accidents with senior citizens, but these types of injuries can happen to anyone. Continue reading to learn about just some of the environments in which a slip and fall accident can occur.
Convenience and Grocery Stores
Many slip and fall accidents happen while walking into or around convenience and grocery stores. This may be the result of poor flooring conditions or unmarked obstacles, lack of non-skid mats outside or inside the store during unruly weather conditions, and failure to place warning signs after mopping or waxing the floors.
Department Stores and Retail Businesses
Department stores and other retail-based businesses often use clothing racks, shelving, and other devices to make navigating through the store easier for patrons. However, these items can pose a serious safety risk if they are not secured properly and fall onto the floor where they are difficult for passersby to see.
Another common environment in which many slip and fall accidents occur is gas stations. Slip and fall injuries may occur due to gasoline spills or excess water that has not been mopped up by the gas station attendant after washing down the pumps.
Sidewalks and Parking Lots
Sidewalks and parking lots can be dangerous—and not just because of the number of motor vehicles in the area. Poorly maintained sidewalks, cracked pavement, potholes, and unmarked puddles can all lead to a slip and fall accident injury in these types of environments.
If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident, you’ll want to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Give Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law a call at (301) 840-0404 today to set up a free consultation in Gaithersburg. You can also contact our medical malpractice and auto accident attorneys by visiting us on the Web.