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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.

Lack of diligence from landlord can cause serious personal injury

Life in an apartment complex can be ideal for those who do not wish to deal with the headaches that come with homeownership. Unfortunately, this does not mean that there is not a risk of serious personal injury from hazardous conditions caused by negligence on the part of a landlord. There are many apartment residents in Maine who have suffered injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident.

Meant for safety, speed humps present risk of serious injury

In many residential and business settings where there is the anticipated presence of pedestrians and heavy traffic, there may also be installation of traffic calming devices. One of the most common apparatuses employed for this purpose is speed humps, but these also come with a risk of serious injury to many. There may be many disabled Maine residents who have had a bad experience with one of these potentially hazardous devices.

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