Chicago 312-625-2720
Peoria 309-740-9092
Springfield 217-340-0036
Bloomington 309-226-4427
Decatur 217-877-6602
Toll Free 866-606-7862
Strong Law Offices

What are the common causes of slip-and-fall accidents?

It's interesting that slip, trip and fall accidents happen as often as they do, because people, by nature, are fairly good at recognizing hazards and avoiding them. However, some are simply not as obvious, and they can lead to falls that cause injuries.

Slips and trips cause many injuries for people visiting friends, shops and even while at work. Regardless of where you are when you slip and fall or trip and fall, you should know the reasons that these accidents happen.

What are the common causes of slips?

Some of the common causes of slipping accidents include:

  • Oily or wet surfaces
  • Weather hazards
  • Unanchored rugs or mats
  • Flooring with uneven traction
  • Spills

What are the common causes of trips?

Some common causes of trips include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Uncovered cables
  • Uneven stairs or walking surfaces
  • Clutter
  • Wrinkled carpeting
  • The drawers of desks or furniture being left open

The good news about knowing the cause of slip, trip and fall accidents is that you can know what to look for to avoid them and take steps to prevent them.

What are some good ways to prevent falls?

One thing you can do is to make sure you wear footwear with traction. Slick soles can lead to falls, so try to get shoes with textured rubber soles.

Other ways to help prevent falls include:

  • Picking up obstacles if you see them in your path
  • Cleaning any spills made right away
  • Making sure walkways and other areas have good lighting

With some easy safety techniques, it's possible to take steps to help prevent falls in the future.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Strong Law

Contact our lawyers at 866-606-7862 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield or Decatur offices. We are also available to meet at your home or at the hospital by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Ready to Help, Dedicated to Your Recovery

We stand ready to help you find the resources you need to recover so that you can live your life to the fullest.

PEORIA
3100 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Toll Free: 866-606-7862
Phone: 309-740-9092
Peoria Law Office Map

BLOOMINGTON
211 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-226-4427
Bloomington Law Office Map

Decatur
2882 North Dinneen
Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-877-6602
Map & Directions

SPRINGFIELD
913 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-340-0036
Springfield Law Office Map

Chicago
2 East Erie Street
#2111
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-625-2720
Map & Directions

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.