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What Surfaces Lead to the Most Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on December 19, 2011 - Comments off

slip-fall-1519803.jpgSlip-and-fall accidents often happen unexpectedly and with no time for a victim to brace him- or herself for the impact that follows. However, such accidents can be predicted when the surrounding surfaces and conditions of where an accident may occur are taken into consideration.
Various surfaces lend themselves to a higher frequency of slips, and when they are combined with other factors, such as spilled liquids and freezing temperatures, the circumstances are ripe for an accident.
Slips occur when the surface a person is walking on suddenly and unexpectedly loses friction, causing him or her to lose footing and slide.
This unexpected sliding usually results in the victim losing balance and falling forward or backward without the ability to prepare for impact.
Some of the most slip-and-fall-prone surfaces include:

  • Marble, terrazzo, and granite – Very slippery when wet.
  • Quarry tiles – Slippery when dirty and wet.
  • Ceramic tiles – Easily slippery when not treated for slip resistance.
  • Vinyl composition tile – Very little slip resistance, especially when waxed and polished or wet.

It is important to understand which types of flooring to use both indoors and outdoors, as surrounding factors like splashing water and rain can easily create dangerous conditions when combined with certain types of flooring. Pedestrians would be well advised to stay mindful of their surroundings and stay aware of what they are walking on. A floor does not need to be icy or even very wet to become dangerous.
Slip-and-fall accidents can easily result in severe injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones, fractures, sprains, and even death if the fall and impact is great enough. The San Diego slip-and-fall lawyers at The Jurewitz Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries suffered in such an accident caused by the negligence of property owners or maintenance crews. For more information on how we can help, call our offices today at (619) 233-5020.

 

San Diego Slip and Fall Law Firm

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on February 23, 2011 - Comments off

Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are very common, most often in supermarkets, stores, and restaurants. Employees that sweep and mop floors sometimes do a poor job, or they fail to warn their customers that the floor is slippery after mopping. Many employees also forget to display a “wet floor sign” which could warn their customers of a potential slip hazard Because of this, people can unexpectedly slip and fall and injure themselves.
The slip and fall attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group have represented numerous clients injured by slip and fall accidents. For more information about how we can help you or your family member injured in a San Diego slip and fall accident, please click on the link above or call our office at 888-233-5020 for a free consultation.

 

Slip and Fall Injuries: New Study Highlights Key Risk Factors Predicting Injury

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on November 2, 2010 - Comments off

Slip and fall accidents commonly cause lower leg injuries when people fall unexpectedly and cannot stop themselves gracefully. The torque and force the fall puts on their joints and bones can be severe and cause serious injury and pain.
In the medical community, the severity of a lower extremity injury stemming from a slip and fall accident is determined by several risk factors. Some people are more susceptible to leg injuries, such as a foot and knee injury from a slip and fall, than others and it could affect your personal injury case.
Our San Diego slip and fall attorneys recently discussed a medical study at our Jurewitz Law Group personal injury law firm website which attempts to predict the severity of lower extremity injuries to predict medical treatment and prognosis.

 

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