One reason why people are injured during the colder seasons in Connecticut is from slipping, tripping, or falling. It’s for the simple reason that freezing temperatures combined with moisture on walkways leads to a slippery situation. Without the necessary precautions being taken, the likelihood of someone hurting themselves goes up significantly.
Who is to blame for the slip and fall?
Slip-and-fall injuries are a type of premises liability case that frequently occur when a party in charge of maintaining real property fails to do so and creates a hazardous situation. This may be the property owner – but not necessarily. That’s why such a crucial element of these cases is determining whose responsibility it was to ensure that this type of thing didn’t happen.
Where do people usually slip, trip, and fall?
These types of injuries can occur whether you’re at work, home, or somewhere in between. Apartment buildings, hotels, and office buildings often have stairways or breezeways with countless places where a trip, slip, or fall could happen.
People commonly suffer slip-and-fall injuries while on their commute. Other public situations where it’s easy to hurt yourself by slipping and falling include:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping centers
- Bus stops
- Parking lots
Injuries may be as innocuous as a light bump and bruise. But a trip and fall may just as easily result in much more serious injuries involving broken bones, damage to teeth, and head trauma.
A slip, trip, or fall isn’t limited to one or two types of locations or situations. This is something that can happen virtually anywhere and at any time. But there are some times of the year when a slip and fall is more likely. It depends largely on the weather, moisture level, and how well a property’s walkways are maintained.