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The dangers of a slip and fall accident

When readers hear about slip and fall accidents, the first thing that may come to mind is an accident that happens due to icy or snowy conditions. But it’s important to remember that slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. They may involve ice, wet floors, oil, or even a loose rug.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Although some individuals may initially feel embarrassed about seeking treatment for a fall, this is the best way to identify your injuries and receive the appropriate level of treatment without delay.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to do the following:

— Keep all floors and stairs in good working condition.

— Keep walkways clear of ice and snow.

— Keep floors clear of debris, water, and anything else that could be considered a hazard.

— Maintain proper lighting.

— Follow all building codes.

It only takes one mistake by a property owner to cause an accident that seriously harms an innocent person. For example, a wet spot on a grocery store floor could cause a person to slip, fall, and break a bone.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, it is important to take immediate action. Once you receive treatment for your injuries, consider your options for receiving compensation from the negligent party.

We have helped many people claim damages as the result of a slip and fall accident.  This will put you in a better position in the future.

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