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Can I Claim For My Slip And Fall Accident In Summer

May 12, 2016

There are many situations where people trip, slip, or fall. Maybe you weren’t paying attention and tripped over a step, or you slipped on ice when it was winter. Not all cases of tripping, slipping, or falling are the responsibility of a property owner, but in many cases, the owner of the property can be held liable if you suffer injuries.

In the summer months, slips and falls can be prominent for many reasons. Slick areas around pools could mean someone slips and hits his or her head on the pool tiles or edging; wood sticking up on a bridge could mean someone trips and falls near a lake, or even slick rocks near an outdoor marina could lead to tripping or slipping.

It’s the responsibility of a home or business owner to make sure these incidents don’t happen because of negligence. Dangerous or hazardous areas should be marked and identified, so those who come onto the property are aware of the hazards. The business or homeowner shouldn’t put things on their property to cause harm purposefully, either; using slick tiles to make it more likely that someone would fall, for instance, when entering an off-limits part of the property could still result in the owner being liable for injuries.

If you’re hurt when you’re on someone’s property because of uneven grounds, broken stairs, slick tiles, or other issues, it’s likely that you will be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. The owner should be aware of these issues and take strides to make sure you’re protected on the property.

Source: FindLaw, “Conditions Leading to Outdoor Slip and Fall Accidents,” accessed May 12, 2016

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