Indoor Conditions Leading to Slip and Fall Accidents
When you slip and fall in an area that is part of the property of an owner who failed to take proper precautions in rectifying a hazard that ultimately led to your accident, the owner may be liable for your injuries. To determine whether you are entitled to money damages for your slip and fall accident, you should consult with an experienced Irvine slip and fall accident attorney.
Below are some examples of common conditions that result in slip and fall accidents indoors:
Property owners are expected to keep their floors in safe conditions. If an individual slips and falls on the floors, the property owner may be liable for the person’s injuries. Examples of dangerous conditions on indoor flooring that may lead to a slip and fall include:
- Failing to provide a warning sign for wet, freshly waxed or polished floor.
- Using too much wax or polish to clean the floor.
- Applying an uneven coat of wax or polish.
- Torn or worn areas of carpeting.
- Broken or chipped marble flooring.
If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition or should have known about a dangerous condition that has existed for a sufficient amount of time, he or she will be liable for a resulting slip and fall accident.
Escalators or Elevators
Property owners are responsible for properly maintaining any escalators or elevators on their property site and to ensure that they operate safely. In certain cases, if an individual slips and falls on an escalator or elevator due to an unexpected or sudden movement in the machinery, the owner may be liable.
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? We Can Help!
If you or someone you know slipped and fell due to unsafe indoor conditions, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Irvine slip and fall accident attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.