A slip and fall accident can cause serious injury and even death. There are some areas that are serious hazards for these types of injuries and, if you keep an eye out, you can avoid them. There are cases, however, when someone’s negligence may result in your being hurt and when you may want to contact a personal injury law firm.
The doorways of commercial establishments can be serious trip hazards. If the owner isn’t very considerate, they may put down floor mats that tend to bunch up by the doors as people walk in and out. Watch these areas. In some cases, especially in wet weather, these mats can be very heavy and, when they’re not flat, they may cause you to lose your footing and to fall to the ground.
Stairways and ramps are other obvious danger areas. In wet weather, be particularly cautious. In the winter, remember that a layer of snow can easily cover a layer of ice and that you may find yourself tumbling down the stairs or ramp without expecting any trouble at all. Always use the railing to steady yourself on these areas. It’s much better to assume that it is slippery and to avoid an accident than it is to assume the surface is safe and to get hurt unexpectedly.