When a residence or a business doesn't keep their premises safe, they may be liable if someone gets injured. There may be circumstances beyond their control, but it is important to know the warning signs so you can protect yourself from a dangerous accident.
You want to be mindful of all of your surroundings and their current state. If there are wet floors or stairs, be sure to avoid them and make their existence known to the owner of the business or residence.
Here are some warning signs of areas where a slip-and-fall accident may occur:
- Unsafe or uneven floor
- Chipped, cracked, or uneven concrete
- Slippery surfaces
- Wet surfaces
- Obstacles that may have to walked around
- Stairs that aren't safe
A slip-and-fall accident may cause severe injuries to bones, tissues, tendons, and muscles. In some cases, these accidents may lead to concussions and brain trauma or even death. Ensure that you keep a keen eye on your surroundings in order to avoid such an accident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, please contact Stephens & Holman. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the lawsuit process. We serve clients Surrey and Vancouver, British Columbia. Call us today at 604-730-4120.