Top Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

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Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. They are one of the most common types of accidents that lead to personal injuries. At Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, we have extensive experience in handling these types of cases and helping victims receive the compensation they deserve.

1. Wet and Uneven Surfaces

By far, the most common cause of slip and fall accidents globally is due to wet and uneven surfaces. This can include anything from a recently mopped floor to a sidewalk damaged by tree roots. In fact, damp and uneven surfaces cause more than half of all the reported slip and fall accidents.

2. Hazardous Areas

Hazardous areas, such as construction sites or poorly maintained properties, can also lead to slip and fall accidents. It's important to be extra cautious when navigating these areas.

3. Weather Conditions

Inclement weather conditions, such as rain, snow, or ice, can make walking surfaces slippery and increase the risk of a slip and fall accident.

4. Improper Footwear

Many slip and fall accidents are caused by wearing shoes that are inappropriate for a particular activity or a particular place. It's essential to wear the right footwear for the environment you're in to prevent slipping and falling.

5. Distracted Walking

Distracted walking, such as texting while walking, can also lead to slip and fall accidents. It's always important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

6. Environmental Conditions

Environmental conditions, such as poor lighting or lack of visible hazard signs, can also contribute to slip and fall accidents.

At Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC, we understand that slip and fall accidents can be traumatic and life-changing. We're here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.