Property owners owe a certain duty of care to those who enter their facilities. This means making sure the property is maintained to ensure their safety. There are some slip and fall accidents which are a result of poor property maintenance or neglect. Victims can often face life-changing injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident.
Some of the possible causes of accidents include:
- Worn or frayed carpet or tile
- Uneven staircases
- Floors which are highly waxed
- Broken handrails
- Wet floors without hazard warnings
When someone suffers a fall at a facility, they should immediately report the fall to someone at the facility and seek immediate medical attention. They should also make sure to tell the doctor who they see what caused their injury.
In some cases, it is clear that an accident could have been avoided. In other cases it may not be as clear. Witness statements, photographs of the location of the accident, and maintenance reports may be helpful in helping determine the cause of the fall. In many cases, it may be necessary to ask a premises liability attorney to help you secure this information.
If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident in Portland, Salem, and Northwest Oregon, and Vancouver and Southwest Washington, the Kang Law Group is here to help. We are proud to advocate on behalf of victims of personal injury caused by others negligence.