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One of the previous posts here discussed how slip-and-fall accidents can be very serious. The sad fact here is that anyone who goes into stores or businesses, as well as those who work outside of the home, are all at risk of these types of accidents. The risk increases if proper safety precautions aren't taken.

Indoor slip-and-fall accidents can often be prevented with a little effort on the part of the property owner. One example of this is when there are stairs on the premises. The owner of the property should make sure that the stairs are up to code. This includes having handrails where required. They should also make sure that there isn't anything on the stairs that could trip someone or cause them to slip. Some stairs need traction strips to help ensure that people who traverse the staircase can keep their foothold.

Another indoor slip-and-fall hazard is the floor. This is especially true for hard floors. Any spills or dropped items can lead to serious issues if they prevent a person from being able to keep their footing. Using rugs, mats and wet floor signs can help here. Of course, all of these must be placed in the appropriate places.

In some cases, cords, frayed carpet and other similar obstacles could present a hazard. If someone can trip over these items, they should be secured so that tripping over them won't happen. A cord cover, for example, could secure a cord that has to be stretched across the floor.

For the victims of slip-and-fall accidents, the cause of the accident comes into the picture if they opt to file a personal injury lawsuit or a premises liability lawsuit.

Source: FindLaw, "Indoor Slip and Fall Accident Conditions," accessed May 11, 2017

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