Five Public Places for a Slip and Fall Accident

slip and fall accident lawyers 300x198 Five Public Places for a Slip and Fall AccidentAccording to a recent report by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), slip and fall accidents account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the U.S. every year.

OSHA also says that an estimated 540,000 people end up in the emergency room each year after falling. More than half of theseincidents will result in a disabling injury.

Anyone who enters a public venue is at risk for slipping and falling, especially if the property owner has not taken the necessary precautions to keep the premises safe.

According to OSHA, some of the common places where slip and fall accidents occur include:

Public buildings
Parking lots

Most slip and fall accidents happen on a flat, level surface. However, if a floor is wet, greasy, has uneven tiles or bad carpeting, this poses a danger to someone walking across that area. Parking lots can be hazardous in the winter, if ice and snow have not been properly removed.

Not all accidents are preventable, but if the property owner was aware that an unsafe condition existed and failed to take action or warn patrons, the injured person may be able to sue for damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyercan explain your legal options for recovering damages.

U.S. public spaces account for more of these slip and fall accidents because more people make use of public space than private space.  But whether you’re in a public or private space when you slip and fall, the injuries you sustain might be lasting and could have a wide range of negative effects on your life.

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, such as:

Broken bones
Head injuries
Brain trauma
Back and neck injuries
Internal bleeding

If you or someone you love has been involved in a slip and fall accident, you should consult an experienced attorney to see if you have grounds for an injury lawsuit. Note, the time you have to file a lawsuit is limited, so it’s to your benefit to not delay.

Feel free to contact our California Law Firm via email at or call us at 800-890-7375. One of our lawyers will be happy to assist you with your personal injury case.

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Arash Khorsandi

The Law Firm is led by one of California’s best Accidents and Injuries Attorneys, Arash Khorsandi, Esq. Arash has a background in Business Finance from USC, as well as being a top legal mind in his field. By mastering the concepts of finance and economics, Arash is able to apply the economics and monetary aspects of an Injury case directly to the legal rights of his clients. When Arash is not in the legal court room, you can find him on the local basketball court or racquetball courts instead.
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