Outdoor Conditions Leading to Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents, especially those occurring outdoors, can result in serious injuries that may significantly impact the victim’s life. When that fall is part of the property of an owner who failed to take the necessary precautions or steps to rectify the hazardous condition that led to the fall, the owner may be liable for the victim’s injuries.
Below are some common examples of dangerous outdoor conditions that typically result in slip and fall accidents:
Ice or Snow Covered Grounds
The law does not mandate property owners to remove ice or snow from the premises outside of their property. However, if the accumulated ice or snow causes an unnatural hazardous condition, the property owner may be liable for any resulting slip and fall accident. Moreover, if the owner opts for removing the snow or ice, he or she must not do so in a negligent manner.
Failure to Provide Adequate Lighting
If a property owner knows that poor or inadequate lighting outside of his premises can lead to an accident, he is obligated to remedy the situation. Failure to do so will render the owner liable for any ensuing slip and fall accidents.
Owners of parking lots are obligated to maintain their premises in a safe manner for individuals who are using it. The owner will be liable for any slip and fall accidents that result from the failure to keep the premises in a safe manner.
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident Outdoors? We Can Help!
If you or someone you know has slipped and fallen due to unsafe outdoors 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.