Can You Sue For Slipping On Wet Stairs?

Although Los Angeles is unlikely to get snow or similar slick weather conditions, the reality is that people can still suffer from slip-and-fall accidents related to water. Business owners and individuals may be liable for those slip-and-fall accidents if the conditions of their properties were not safe as a result of failing to address water-related hazards.Here's an example: If you're walking down steps that have no tread and it's raining, you could slip and fall as a result.

Having slick steps is a hazard, so business owners should know better and provide non-slip pads or tread. In this case, the combination of failing to have non-slip treads and the poor weather conditions could be a recipe for a lawsuit. Similarly, if the stairs were next to a fountain that made them slick, it would be obvious that the owner should have assured the staircase was dry or had enough tread to prevent a fall.There are also other times when water could make an area dangerous. Consider a walkway leading up to a pool or pond. You'd expect there to be gravel or gritty textures to prevent falls. In those areas, water is usually splashed around and can make the vicinity slick, so a gritty ground covering is essential to preventing falls.

Failing to provide good traction around those areas or failing to warn of slick conditions could result in a lawsuit for a business owner.Overall, remember that business owners have to do what they can to make a premises safe. If you slip and fall on slick walkways or stairs, you may have a right to compensation.

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