Indoor slip and fall accidents can occur because of hazardous conditions on floors, stairs, elevators, or escalators.  A property owner may be legally responsible for injuries incurred due to improper maintenance of floors, stairs, elevators, or escalators. Common causes of slip and fall accidents in which a property owner may be liable include:

Floors

  • Failing to post signs warning people of wet floors
  • Failing to erect barriers preventing people from walking on wet, slippery floors
  • Improper floor cleaning, polishing, or waxing which creates a slippery or uneven walking surface
  • Ripped, worn, or buckled carpet
  • Rugs with worn spots, uneven spots, or upturned edges
  • Objects protruding from carpet causing a tripping hazard

Stairs

  • Worn, rounded, or broken steps
  • Obstacles, debris, or clutter on stairs
  • Slippery stairs
  • Broken or missing handrails

Elevators and Escalators

  • Clothing, footwear, hands, or feet caught in mechanism
  • Sudden rough unexpected movement
  • Unsafe operation due to improper maintenance

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from your injury.  Call the top personal injury lawyers in New Jersey at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Edison, Toms River or Red Bank, New Jersey personal injury law offices.