Inclement weather can cause icy patches and wet floors both indoors and outdoors at places of business. Property owners may not be able to control the weather, but they do have a duty to keep their walkways, entrances and other areas that are exposed to the elements clean and free of slipping hazards.
According to the CDC, over 800,000 patients become hospitalized each year due to a fall injury, many suffering fractures, head, neck and back injuries.
In addition to physical pain and suffering, a slip-and-fall injury has financial consequences as well. The medical expenses can be substantial, and they can become especially hard to pay if you are too injured to work.
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, but there are a few common places where injuries occur:
- Grocery Stores
- Retail Stores
- Convenience Stores
- Gas Stations
- Apartment complexes
- Parking lots
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a Slip and Fall accident, call the Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams today at 732-514-6635 for a free consultation!