What comes to mind when you think of a slip and fall accident? Some immediately think about falling in some type of commercial setting, such as a grocery store or shopping mall.
Conversely, there are those who identify slip and fall accidents with the outdoors, such as a walkway that is not cleared of snow.
Slip and fall accidents occur both indoors and outdoors on a regular basis. For example, indoor accidents are often caused by a liquid substance on the floor. Outdoor accidents, however, are commonly caused by a slippery surface, broken step, or a hole.
Here is what you need to remember: the longer a condition is left untreated, the more likely it is that the property owner is responsible for any injuries. For example, there is a big difference between a liquid that was spilled yesterday and a spill that occurred one minute before an accident. In the first scenario, the store had plenty of time to remedy the situation.
If you want to learn more about slip and fall injuries, including your legal rights, you can do so on this page of our website.