Slip and fall accidents occur in grocery stores, supermarkets, shopping malls, public bathrooms, nightclubs, parking lots, parking decks, stadiums and arenas, public sidewalks and swimming pools. Falls can occur because of standing water, broken steps, slick surfaces poor lighting and poor design. Substances, such as ice, water, grease, detergents and foreign objects, can act as lubricants causing a person to lose their footing and balance resulting in them falling and suffering an injury. People can suffer a serious injury or even death from a fall. Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the U.S. About eight million people were injured in slip and fall accidents in 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Accidental slip and falls are the most common general liability accident claim that supermarkets, malls, taverns and restaurants have. More than three million restaurant workers and more than one million restaurant guests are injured as a result of restaurant slip and fall accidents, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Falls down stairs can cause serious head injuries, traumatic brain injuries and back injuries and broken bones.
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have represented people injured by slip and falls and other accidents caused by dangerous or poorly maintained property since 1981. Slip and fall accidents can occur in a wide variety of places and involve various dangerous conditions. Our NJ and NY accident lawyers can help you get back on your feet physically, financially and emotionally after a serious fall.
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