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Causes of slip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents occur in a variety of ways, and these incidents are more common than most people realize. Data available from the National Floor Safety Institute states that nearly one million people seek treatment in emergency rooms for slip and fall accident injuries each year across the country. Our attorneys often discover that these incidents are preventable, and are regularly caused by:

  • Wet or uneven walking surfaces: This is undoubtedly the most common cause of slip and fall accidents and revolves around a host of hazards, including:
    • Recently waxed or mopped floors
    • Spills of food or drink
    • Moisture collection on the floor
    • Loose floorboards
    • Loose floor mats
    • Cluttered floor ways
    • Parking lot potholes
    • Loose pavement
    • Broken or defective sidewalks
    • Low-lying electrical cords across the floor
    • Poorly maintained stairways
    • Torn carpeting
  • Poor weather conditions: Poor weather, particularly rain, snow, and ice, can lead to hazardous pedestrian walking conditions. This is especially true around entryways into buildings. Property owners cannot control the weather, but they do have a duty to ensure that the entrances to their building or as safe as possible and then take steps to warn patrons of any wet floor conditions.
  • Improper employee training: If the employees who work on a property are not adequately trained to recognize and remediate slip and fall hazards, patrons are more likely to sustain injuries.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our premises liability attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained a range of injuries in slip and fall accidents. This includes:

Contact a slip and fall injury lawyer immediately

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, turn to the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC for help today. We pledge to conduct a complete and thorough investigation into what happened. Our goal is to obtain full compensation for your injuries and other losses, including coverage of:

  • Your medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • General out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a Pacific Northwest slip and fall accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 425-212-9165.

Slip and fall injuries are often more severe than most people realize. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for slip and fall accident to occur because of the careless or negligent actions of a property owner. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is here to help when you need a Washington slip and fall accident attorney by your side. We have a track record of success investigating these injury cases and securing the compensation that our clients deserve. Let us stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and negligent property owners on your behalf.

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