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Slip-and-fall accidents happen more than most people realize

The vast majority of Maine residents visit a store or restaurant at some point every day. Although most public establishments across the state are safe and welcome visitors, it's always a good idea to be on the lookout for potential hazards. Cleaning supplies or tools left lying on the ground from routine maintenance are examples of things that can cause slip-and-fall accidents. If a customer or visitor is injured as a result of hazardous conditions in a store or restaurant, the business owner(s) could possibly be held accountable financially.

Premises liability: Alleged slippery floor leads to injuries

The state of Maine is home to a plethora of first-class stores and fine dining establishments. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy these wonderful shops and restaurants. Fortunately, all public places across the state must comply with strict safety regulations to ensure the safety of legal visitors. Premises liability laws require property and business owners to eliminate hazards or provide warning of potentially dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, something as minor as a wet floor can cause to severe injuries to customers.

Woman files premises liability claim after fall

The state of Maine is home to award-winning, first class restaurants and shops. Customers should be able to visit these wonderful establishments and sit down to a relaxing meal without fearing for their safety. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured every year in restaurants and stores across the country. Owners and operators of any public establishment are responsible for the safety of guests. When hazards or dangerous conditions in public establishments cause physical harm, victims may take action and file a premises liability claim.

Premises liability: Fall at a medical center results in lawsuit

Stores, shops and other public establishments should be safe places where people can visit without fear of physical harm. However, thousands of people are injured in public places every year in Maine and across the United States. Safety regulations have been established to protect all those who legally visit public places. These premises liability laws say that property and business owners are required to provide a safe and hazard-free environment for all legal visitors. However, things like uneven floor mats, tools left lying on the ground and defective stairs can cause visitors to trip and fall.

Premises liability: Thousands are injured every year

Of the few guarantees in life, one is that accidents are going to happen. In Maine, premises liability laws say that property and business owners must provide a safe, hazard-free environment to prevent accidents and injuries to those who are lawfully visiting their properties. Things like cleaning spillage, removing hazards and routine maintenance are a few examples of basic precautions that go a long way in preventing accidents. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for these routine tasks to be neglected, which can lead to injuries to visitors.

Slip-and-fall accidents: Woman allegedly injured in grocery store

As summer arrives in Maine, shops, restaurants and businesses across the state will be bustling with visitors and tourists. In the state of Maine and across the country, it is required by law that all shops and businesses establish a safe, hazard free environment for all individuals lawfully on their premises. Although in the minority, there will always be those property owners who neglect to maintain their properties or eliminate hazards. Potential hazards such as fluids left on the floor can cause slip-and-fall accidents.

Woman awarded $125,000 in premises liability lawsuit

Cities and counties across the state of Maine must comply with strict regulations and safety codes to ensure that citizens and visitors are safe when utilizing public property and infrastructure. These regulations say that publicly used facilities and structures must be free of hazards and adequately maintained on a regular basis. However, maintenance and upkeep can be neglected for a number of reasons such as lack of resources or funding. Also, flawed construction of infrastructure may also play a role in future accidents. Recently in another state, a woman was awarded $125,000 in a premises liability lawsuit.

Slip-and-fall accidents pose serious problems in restaurants

Eating out and working in restaurants are everyday occurrences in the lives of many Americans. Along with visits to these establishments comes a risk of slip\-and\-fall accidents. Whether one works in or visits these restaurants in Maine -- or anywhere else -- it may be beneficial to exercise caution.

Businesses may overlook the risks for slip-and-fall accidents

According to a study conducted by a reputable risk management company, businesses tend to underestimate the role that flooring plays in reducing the possibility of an accident. There are standards that were established by the American National Standards Institute that reduce the potential for slip-and-fall accidents as they apply to the skid resistance of flooring. As many Maine residents can attest, the attention that business owners pay to these details indicates whether safety is a priority.

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