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What are common slipping and tripping hazards?

Maryland residents like you can easily have your whole day turned upside down by something as simple as a lack of maintenance on public property. The Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, focus on helping you gain compensation for your slip-and-fall accidents, which can start by identifying potential hazards that can cause these accidents to happen.

Some tripping and slipping hazards are quite common. This includes wet floors, either because they're freshly cleaned or because water from the outside has collected near the door. Uneven flooring is also common, and can involve stairs or ramps, as well as sudden drops from one level of flooring to another. Material that can "catch" on your shoe may count as a hazard. For example, welcome mats or rugs in a common area can grip the sole, causing you to trip.

Negligence can also play a hand in creating these hazards. For example, if someone leaves carts in the aisle that aren't cleaned up, or if a shop is kept in a messy state. Electric wires are a common hazard, especially plugs that run across the length of a store or cross over any common walkways.

Unfortunately, the damage from a slip and fall accident can be intense and even permanent in some tragic cases. Broken bones may heal improperly and nerve damage can last a lifetime. If you have suffered from this sort of accident, you will likely benefit from knowing what kind of compensation you're entitled to. Take a look at our web page for more information.

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