Slip, trip and fall injuries are disturbingly common. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits. You may slip or trip and fall at almost any place, from your own home to retail stores. Where your accident occurs is among that factors that can influence whether you can file a lawsuit and obtain damages.
You may be wondering where the most common fall accidents occur. Here is a list of the most common locations of these premises liability accidents.
1. Retail stores
When you go shopping, you expect to get in and out of the store without many setbacks. You may expect a long line, but sometimes you may fall and get hurt. Stores where you may fall include:
- Grocery stores
- Clothing stores
- Department stores
- Big-box retailers
- Shopping malls
These accidents may occur for a variety reasons, from spills causing a slippery surface to loose mats causing you to trip.
2. Hotels and resorts
Sometimes a vacation or a night at a hotel does not end up being relaxing or exciting. You could fall at your place of accommodation. Whether it is a cheap motel or a luxury resort, you may experience a variety of hazards, such as slipping near the swimming pool or tripping on the stairs.
3. Public places
You may fall while you are simply going about your day. Falling is possible on sidewalks, at public parks, in public buildings or in a parking lot. In these situations, your fall may be the result of a negligent government entity or property owner.
4. Gyms, spas and health clubs
When you go to exercise or receive some pampering, you may leave with an injury. Wet floors at a gym, loose wires for exercise equipment and worn carpets may all cause a slip-and-fall injury. A sudden fall accident may cause serious injuries to you or someone you know.