Common Locations for Slip and Falls
Most people carry about their day without giving much thought to the possibility of a slip and fall accident. After all, it’s easy to associate a slip or a trip with a slapstick comedy routine, not an accident that results in a serious injury. Walking through the grocery store, passing under a construction site, or even going down the sidewalk poses the potential risk of a dangerous slip and fall accident. Some of the more common places that we see our clients experience this kind of accident include:
During the summer months, it’s common to spend time at the pool once the weather gets hot. The familiar phrase “walk, don’t run!” applies not only to children. The area near the pool can be especially slippery and dangerous when not properly attended to.
At the Gym or Health Club
You might joke about the changing room or showers at your gym noting that the old rubber mats seem ancient and the floor is always wet, but this is nothing to laugh about. It’s common to trip over a buckled mat, or for a mat without proper traction to slide out from under you when you’re in the gym shower. Likewise, exercise equipment that isn’t maintained or serviced regularly is especially dangerous when it malfunctions, resulting in a dangerous fall off a treadmill or Stairmaster that can lead to serious injuries.
A Bar or Restaurant
In the food and beverage industry, when waiters are constantly delivering drinks and meals in a busy restaurant, accidents can happen and spills often go unattended. If a restaurant employee fails to clean up a wet spot on the floor in the midst of a busy shift, customers can experience a dangerous slip and fall injury. This is especially common in dimly lit restaurants and bars where the visibility is already limited.
Where You Slip and Fall Makes a Difference
The location of your slip and fall accident can make a difference in who is held liable. For example, if you are at a private residence, the owner or renter could be the at-fault party. If you trip over a misplaced item or a spill at a construction site, the construction company might be at fault. Your lawyer can best explain the potentially liable party and help to start the process of holding them responsible for the accident.
Call an Experienced Norwich, Connecticut, Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip and fall accident is nothing to laugh about and can result in a serious injury. If you’ve been hurt after slipping and falling and believe that a property owner or other party should be held liable for your injuries, it’s important to speak with a lawyer who has experience working with this type of claim. At Polito & Harrington, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to advocating for our clients best interests after a serious accident. We can help you pursue the at-fault party and seek the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (860) 447-3300 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.