How to Avoid a Slip and Fall Accident

 

While you might not know it, slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes of injuries in the United States. Whether they’re caused by slippery, unmarked surfaces, defective construction, or poor lighting, a slip and fall accident can cause very serious injuries.

If you’re injured from a slip and fall, a premises liability attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries. To make sure you remain safe, however, here are some tips on how to avoid a slip and fall accident:

  • Use handrails – Handrails along stairs and other building areas are there for a reason, if the lighting is poor or if you’re unfamiliar with the location, using handrails can help prevent falling down stairs.
  • Follow signs – If the floor in a building is wet from recently being mopped or cleaned, there are supposed to be signs posted, make sure you stay away from slick spots of tile and other hard surfaces by reading and following signs.
  • Be aware of changing walkways – Cement walkways outside of building can crack and become uneven over time, so it’s important to be aware of changes in the pitch or angle of the walkways around businesses.

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. In addition to those physical injuries, they can cost thousands in medical bills, and you could even be unable to work for an extended period of time while recovering from a slip and fall injury.