If safety protocols are not followed and guests are not warned of potential
hazards, any location could be the site of a
slip and fall accident that leaves someone seriously injured. This fact is important to recognize,
as the actual location where a slip and fall accident occurs can change
how any subsequent
personal injury claims are handled.
The location of a slip and fall can dictate:
- Which premises liability laws govern the case
- What damages the plaintiff can seek
- Who can be ultimately liable for those damages
- How the claim is managed or structured
Additionally, if a location is known for having slip and trip hazards on
site, it can increase the chances of a plaintiff recovering damages. The
accident record of individual businesses can be a relevant factor to your claim.
What are some places that most often see slip and fall accidents?
1.Retail and grocery stores: Topping the list of locations likely to have slip and fall hazards is the
everyday retail or grocery store. There are numerous reasons why these
locations can become dangerous, including leaking products, discarded
product packaging and so on. Store managers and parent companies are tasked
with keeping the site safe for all visitors and with training employees
to know how to handle and clear trip hazards.
2.Hotels: The average hotel or resort has thousands of square feet on the property
that the staff must ensure is always clear of hazards. Ironically, guests
are encouraged to place used room service trays out in the hallways for
collection. In this regard, people are actually encouraged to create hazards
for others while staying in a hotel.
3.Homes: Visiting the house of a friend can put you in unexpected danger of slipping
and falling. The average homeowner sees their property as just their own
concern, and may intentionally let maintenance and cleaning fall by the
wayside. This increases the chances that a slip and fall hazard will appear,
like a bit of loose carpeting, slick tiles in the kitchen, or tangled
cables in the living room.
Managing Your Slip & Fall Claim
Where did you slip and fall? Who should have been in control of the area?
Can you prove you were acting reasonably when the accident occurred? These
are just some of the questions that must be addressed when you file your
Take the guesswork out of the process by working with our New Orleans
personal injury attorney from The Womac Law Firm. We are well-versed in
premises liability law and can explain the fine nuances to you as we manage
your case. If you do not want to even worry about the details, you are
more than welcome to focus on recuperation and leave all the work to us.
Call 504.470.3935 to schedule a