What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

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If you’re hurt because of a slip-and-fall accident, understanding the steps you must take to recover compensation is critical. Unfortunately, you may find that this isn’t as cut and dry as you may think. As such, it is in your best interest to keep reading to familiarize yourself with the most common causes of these accidents and how Baltimore County slip and fall attorneys can help you during these complex matters.

How Do Slip-and-Fall Accidents Happen?

As previously mentioned, slips and falls are most often caused by unsafe flooring. These can occur anywhere, from grocery stores and shopping malls to hospitals and municipal buildings.

In general, the most common cause of slips and falls in these locations are wet floors. If an employee, for example, mops a floor without providing adequate warnings of the potential dangers, you may slip and fall. This also includes spilled drinks, waxy floors, and water tracked into the building from wet weather outside.

Another common issue that can lead to slips and falls is unsafe flooring. For example, if there are broken tiles, upended floorboards, unsecured cords on the ground, or holes in the ground, you may slip, trip, or fall as a result.

It’s important to understand that though unsafe flooring is the most common issue that can lead you to slip and fall, other safety hazards on a property can lead you to sustain an injury. Inadequate lighting, unsafe stairs, or missing handrails an also lead you to slip and fall on another person’s property.

What Injuries Can I Sustain As a Result?

While some may suffer a bruised ego because of a slip and full, others are not as lucky. Instead, you may find that you can sustain several injuries.

Slipping and falling can often result in traumatic brain injuries. This is because you can hit your head multiple times during a fall. When you initially slip, you may find that you can head your head on furniture or objects, again on the ground when you fall, and for a third time if your head bounced on impact. As such, this can leave you with serious injuries like concussions, contusions, and diffuse axonal injuries.

In addition to TBIs, you can sustain broken bones, sprains, strains, lacerations, and tendon issues.

It’s important to understand that you should seek immediate medical treatment for the injuries you’ve sustained. Not only can this help minimize your pain and discomfort, but it is critical if you wish to pursue compensation for the injuries you’ve endured. If you do not seek medical care but pursue a lawsuit, the negligent party can claim your injuries are not severe since they did not require medical treatment. As such, you should seek care even if your injuries do not seem severe.

As you can see, there are many reasons a slip and fall can occur. Unfortunately, fighting for the compensation you deserve can be incredibly challenging. That’s why it’s in your best interest to connect with an experienced personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi. We understand that these matters can be incredibly complex, as you’re still healing from the injuries you’ve suffered. Connect with us today to learn how we can help you through these matters.

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