Slip and fall accidents are very common, and can result in serious injury that may hinder your quality of living. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, these accidents account for more than one million emergency room visits each year. Many of these accidents take place in ill-maintained parking lots. Oftentimes, patrons trip over a pothole or cracked asphalt and fall – causing severe injury.
What factors are involved in these falls? Parking lots with potholes, uneven pavement, and cracked asphalt can cause a slip and fall accident. Other factors are poor lighting, signage, and drainage. Professional establishments must protect their patrons from dangerous conditions on their property by maintaining their parking lot. The property manager should inspect the parking lot regularly to ensure a safe parking lot for their customers. If there is a hazard, patrons should be warned with cones, caution tape, and/ or signage. The manager should then fix the dangerous condition immediately.
A slip and fall accident can cause serious injury, as well as a loss of income. If you are a victim because of the negligence of a property manager, please call Rutter Mills to discuss your legal claim. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys will evaluate your incident and determine if you have a viable case for compensation.