Slip, trip, and fall accidents can be caused by any number of factors, many of which are highly preventable. These can include:
- Broken sidewalks
- Snow or ice
- Poor lighting
- Cracked or damaged steps or potholes
- Puddles of fluid on the ground
- Loose mats or rugs
Essentially, any type of uneven or slippery walking surface can spell trouble for pedestrians, whether on the streets, at work, or in restaurants and retail establishments. These types of incidents are often the responsibility of the property owner or municipality that failed to fix the dangerous or defective condition.