Millions of people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents every year, with thousands of these injuries proving to be fatal. The most dangerous aspect of this type of accident is that anyone can be exposed at any time.
Nonetheless, certain people are more vulnerable than others and specific locations are more likely to contribute to slip-and-and fall accidents. So, where are these incidents most likely to occur?
While online shopping has become more popular, many people still prefer to go into their local store. Perhaps you have wondered at times how the store manages to keep their floor so shiny? It’s most likely because it has been waxed and polished on a regular basis. While this may be pleasing to the eye, it is also potentially dangerous. Where floors have been cleaned due to spillages or general maintenance, customers are at risk of falling.
Sidewalks and walkways
Strolling down the sidewalk may seem like the most natural thing in the world. You do it every day almost without thinking. In essence, this is part of the problem. If a slippery substance has been spilled on a walkway, or cracks have suddenly appeared out of nowhere, it is highly likely that you will suffer a fall. If a property is open to the public, then the owners have a responsibility to ensure that it is safely maintained, and this includes any walkways within the property boundaries.
Awareness is a key aspect in protecting yourself from slips or falls. While you do not have to worry all of the time, it is important to recognize potential dangers. If you have been injured because of a fall, then there may be a route open to you for legal compensation.