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How do slip and fall accidents occur?

Accidents involving slips and falls are most often caused by:

  • Slippery floors or wet surfaces
  • On sidewalks, stairs, or other areas where people walk, there is snow or ice
  • Defective or worn flooring (cracked tiles, broken steps, torn carpets, etc.)
  • Areas, where people walk, have poor lighting
  • Hazards that are not marked
  • Surfaces or floors that are uneven
  • Slippery sidewalks

What actions should I take following a fall?

There are a number of things you need to do right away:

  • Seek a medical cure: To ensure your injuries are documented in your medical records, it’s important to visit a medical provider as soon as possible.
  • Contact the property owner to report the accident: You should always ensure your accident is properly documented, especially if it takes place on public property.
  • Gather evidence: Document the scene as best you can if you’re physically able to or if others nearby can assist you. In addition, take photos of the lighting conditions, hazards, weather, and handrails. Also, photograph your own clothes or shoes.