Where Do Slip and Fall Incidents Occur?
A slip or trip and fall incident can happen just about anywhere where people may conduct their daily activities, including a supermarket, department store, on a sidewalk, commercial properties, stairwells, residential homes and parking lots.
The walking surface of a property may be unsafe or dangerous for any number of reasons, including because of cracked, chipped, damaged or uneven sidewalks or pavements, broken concrete, potholes, open manholes, wet or icy surfaces, spilled liquids, broken tiles, loose railings, poor or non-existent lighting conditions or missing or inadequate warnings or signs that floors may be wet or slippery.
The Types of Injuries
There is no limitation on the types of injuries that can be suffered in a slip, trip, and fall incident. Unfortunately, injury victims can and do experience all sorts of injuries as a result of a spill, such as back, neck, knee, or hip injuries, torn rotator cuffs, spinal cord injuries, dislocated joints, torn ligaments, and tendons, broken bones or even traumatic head and brain injuries.