It is common to come to hear about car and bike accidents. Almost every day, everywhere dozens of accidents of different kinds take place. As a consequence, people now know more about how to avoid such unfortunate occurrences. However, when it comes to slip and fall accidents, people generally do not have any idea as to how to go about claiming compensation for the injuries sustained. A few questions that strike are: Who is exactly responsible in such cases?
Before we get there, let us understand what are slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall injury, also known as trip and fall, is a kind of personal injury that is caused on the premises or property of another individual. Since it is not their fault, the person who sustained the injury can rightfully claim compensation. This is called premises liability which states that if someone is seriously injured after slipping, tripping, or falling on someone else's property because of the owner's negligence, they are entitled to compensation.
Because it is a rather unexplored topic, it is important for both the property owners and others to know what are the common causes of slip and fall injuries. Boston, which is one of the most populous regions in the country is even more prone to such accidents. Let us check some out how:
Poor environmental conditions such as lack of lighting, clean air, open cords running around, or debris can cause serious injuries. As per serious injury experts, injuries caused by environmental conditions are mostly long-term. The property owners must do all that is possible to ensure that poor conditions do not arise.
Issues with the floor are by far the most common cause of trip and fall accidents in Boston. Some of the conditions with floors that may cause accidents may be in the form of uneven flooring, loose flooring, polished floors, broken carpeting, and spills, etc. It is the duty of the property owner to ensure that floors remain in a condition that cannot cause any kind of accidents.
Every property asks for some safety measures such as alarms and rescue triggers, etc. Many property owners fail to ensure safety in that aspect. A lot of properties either do not have safety measures installed or it is not working properly. This kind of carelessness can lead to serious injuries not only to individuals but also to a huge crowd.
This case is especially true for commercial buildings where a number of tools and devices are constantly in use. Any kind of functional fault in those devices can be fatal to health, therefore, the property owner must get the devices checked up regularly to ensure these circumstances do not arise.
Such accidents are mostly the consequence of negligence. Slip & fall accidents can be prevented if the property owner puts safety measures in place. If you come across any such place where you think accidents may take place, you should immediately report it to the authorities. Law is here to help!