Pedestrians can Slip and Fall
When you think of a pedestrian accident, you likely think of a car or other type of vehicle colliding with someone who is walking on the sidewalk or attempting to cross a street. While many pedestrian injuries are caused by traffic-related crashes, there are many other hazards that pose the potential for injury to pedestrians. For example, many people traveling on foot can suffer injuries when they slip, trip, and fall down.1
Causes of Pedestrian Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners and local municipalities have the legal duty to maintain the premises they own. This is not limited to inside building, but also includes any sidewalks or roadways. Sidewalks and roads should always be in a condition suitable for pedestrians to safely use them. Unfortunately, many property owners or government entities often fail to adequately inspect all parts of the premises for potential hazards or fail to repair any potential hazards after they are discovered in a timely manner. If you are injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may recover by filing a premises liability2 claim in court.
You may be surprised at the number of hazards that may exist that may cause a pedestrian to slip and fall while they are walking down the street. Such hazards include:
- Holes or large cracks in the concrete
- Uneven concrete
- Loose cobblestones of brick work
- Wet, icy, or otherwise slippery surfaces
- Manhole covers left open in the path of foot traffic
- Debris of other objects left on the sidewalk
- Unsafe or crumbling curbs or other barriers
- Failing to have warning signs when there is a dangerous hazard
These are only some examples of hazards that may cause a pedestrian to slip and fall and suffer injury.
Contact an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney for a free consultation
If you were a pedestrian and you suffered any kind of injury in a slip and fall accident, one of the experienced slip and fall attorneys at the law firm of Boling Rice LLC in Atlanta can help you. We can identify any negligence that may have caused your slip and fall and can help you bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party. We offer free consultations and never collect any legal fees unless you win your case, so call today at (770) 744-0890 for help.