Slip and fall accidents can lead to a host of injuries, some of them catastrophic.

Below, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys discuss the dangers of slip and fall accidents.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Contrary to popular belief, slip and fall accidents don’t only happen in the winter. Many slip and fall accidents happen due to hazards inside a home or business.

In addition to outdoor hazards including slippery sidewalks, common slip and fall hazards include:

  • Wet floors

  • Uneven stairs

  • Broken handrails

  • Unsecured rugs and mats

  • Hidden extension cords

Slip and fall accidents can have serious consequences for victims, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more.

Can You Prevent a Slip and Fall Accident?

While it may not be possible to prevent every slip and fall accident, there are measures you can take to avoid hazards and reduce your chances of experiencing one, including:

  • Avoid walking down dark hallways.

  • Keep an eye out for cords hidden under mats or poking out of walls.

  • Always use the handrail when ascending or descending stairs.

Even taking all of these safety precautions may not prevent a slip and fall accident, particularly if you’re walking through a dangerous property. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure their premises is safe for tenants and guests.

If you have been injured on someone else’s unsafe property, we’re here to help. At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we’re adept at uncovering actions of negligence and pinpointing liable parties in a premises liability case, and we’re ready to fight for you, too.

Contact us today at (800) 905-8777 to schedule a consultation with our team.