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Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Wet floors may necessitate an Escondido slip and fall lawyerMost people don’t realize just how common slip, trip and fall injuries really are. In fact, they are the number one cause for emergency room visits in Escondido and around the country. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that these accidents are also the leading cause of missed work days. If you have been injured from a slip or fall that happened because of dangerous conditions, our experienced Escondido slip and fall lawyer can help you determine if the property owner may be liable for your injury.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, especially if a location has not been properly maintained or monitored. Some of the most common situations that lead to slip and fall accidents include:

  • poorly maintained sidewalks or other public walkways
  • steep, narrow, unsafe, or rundown stairways
  • uneven flooring
  • unguarded manholes
  • torn or rippled carpeting
  • wet floors that are not marked
  • snow or ice that is not removed in a timely manner
  • unsecured construction areas
  • poor lighting
  • loose or missing handrails
  • other safety code violations

In many cases, these accidents are preventable. In fact, the owner of a property or their management company has a legal duty to make sure their premises are safe for visitors.

If you’ve been harmed on someone’s dangerous property in Escondido, contact our slip and fall lawyer today by completing the form on this page or calling (855) 365-9955 to discuss your case. Mr. Rubinstein proudly serves clients from San Diego, Oceanside and San Marcos, California.