A property owner holds the responsibility of ensuring that their premises are clear of any potentially dangerous conditions. And when they fail at this responsibility, this is when slip and fall accidents occur. Follow along to find out what slip and fall accidents commonly occur in public places and how one of the proficient Panama City slip & fall accident attorneys at Manuel & Thompson, PA can support you through this.

What are the different types of slip and fall accidents that occur in public places?

You may assume that you will be protected when you enter a public place. But if a property owner does not address property hazards in a timely manner, you may be made a victim of a slip and fall accident. With that being said, the different types of slip and fall accidents that occur in public places are as follows:

  • Elevator and escalator slip and fall accidents:
    • Manufacturing defects.
  • Hotel slip and fall accidents:
    • Faulty gym equipment.
    • Inadequate lighting in hallways.
    • Inadequate swimming pool conditions.
  • Parking lot slip and fall accidents:
    • Standing water.
    • Potholes.
    • Loose debris.
  • Restaurant slip and fall accidents:
    • Curled rugs.
    • Faulty stairwells.
    • Faulty chairs.
  • Sidewalk slip and fall accidents:
    • Cracked pavement.
    • Slippery substances.
  • Supermarket slip and fall accidents:
    • Loose produce.
    • Falling product displays.
    • Faulty automatic doors.

What should I do after being injured in a public place?

After being made a victim of a slip and fall accident in a public place, you may be interested in filing a premises liability claim. For your claim, you will need to prove the following as true:

  1. There was an existence of a dangerous condition on the property.
  2. The dangerous condition was either created by, recognized by, or should have been reasonably recognized by the property owner and/or their employees.
  3. The property owner did not take action toward rectifying this dangerous condition.
  4. You suffered serious injuries and damages as a result.

And to help you prove the above as true, you should take the following approach immediately after your accident:

  1. Notify your local law enforcement about your accident.
  2. Notify the property owner about your accident.
  3. Collect contact information from the property manager.
  4. Collect contact information from any present witnesses.
  5. Take photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and dangerous conditions on the property.
  6. Request any surveillance camera footage of your accident occurring.
  7. Allow medical professionals to attend to you at the scene and take you to the hospital.
  8. Schedule follow-up appointments with your physician.
  9. Keep track of all the out-of-pocket expenses associated with your accident.

For more information, reach out to a talented Panama City personal injury attorney today. We look forward to hearing from you.