Slip and Fall Accidents: Common Locations & Places They Occur

In a city like Los Angeles which has nearly 4 million people (or 10 million if considering broader LA County), hundreds of people sustain injuries from slip and fall accidents each day. These accidents can result in various degrees of injury, from minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries that require a trip to the doctor, and in some cases, injuries that are tragic. Given the high occurrence of slip and fall accidents, in this article, our team at Golian Law Group highlights some of the most common locations and places where these incidents occur. Before diving into this information, we begin by outlining some basic information about slip and falls. 

Slip and fall accidents happen daily in a variety of different places and locations.

Quick Background: Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents—sometimes also referred to as trip and fall accidents—can occur for many various reasons. In some cases, these incidents are a result of a lack of caution or attention by the person who fell. For example, you might witness a person walking on the street fall because they were looking down at their phone and not paying any attention to their surroundings. However, in some situations, the accident was not caused by carelessness from the victim, but due to an unsafe condition that made the area where they fell dangerous. 

In a recent post on Instagram, we highlighted some of the top causes of trip and fall accidents—broken or missing railings, wet or slippery floors with no warning signs, uneven or damaged flooring and pavement, and stray or exposed wire and cords. When slip and fall accidents occur because of a property owner’s negligence, the victim who fell deserves justice and compensation for injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Simply said, negligence means the owner was aware or should have known about the condition that caused the accident, and additionally, they also failed to repair it or give people such as the victim a warning. 

Locations and Places Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anytime and anywhere. This includes privately-owned properties, such as: 

  • Retail stores, strip malls, and malls
  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • Private parking lots and garages
  • Vacation rentals
  • Work offices and office buildings

Slip and fall accidents also happen in a variety of public, government-owned properties, including: 

  • Government buildings and offices (e.g. DMV, post office)
  • Public parks, playgrounds, sidewalks, and parking lots
  • A public university
  • Public schools and libraries

The lists above include only a few examples of all the different places and locations where these incidents occur. If you have a question about another location where a slip and fall happened, contact the Golian Law Group team today. 

Wrapping Up

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, getting the help of an attorney is certainly something worth considering. Seeking medical attention and recovering can be extremely stressful by itself. Trying to file a claim against a property owner on your own on top of tending to injuries can make things even more challenging and potentially prevent you from recovering the compensation you deserve for the harm caused to you. At Golian Law Group, clients are our top priority. From your first call to us all the way through getting a settlement, we’ll fight for you and help you get the justice you deserve. As experienced lawyers who have represented numerous clients and recovered millions of dollars, we have the skill and expertise to guide you through the case and achieve the best outcome. 

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