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Uneven Sidewalks Can Lead to Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

By Steve Charpentier on June 02, 2014

Slip, Trip, Fall Accidents: Uneven Pavement / Broken SidewalksAt the Charpentier Law Firm, we take all potential causes of injuries and accidents seriously. We have served accident victims throughout Central Florida at our offices based in Cocoa, Melbourne, and Titusville, helping the injured and their loved ones received just compensation following any sort of mishap.

Accidents can happen anywhere and for a variety of reasons, and when accidents occur at a place of business or at another person's property, you need premises liability attorneys who understand your legal rights and the nature of such cases. Right now we want to consider the nature of trip and fall accidents on uneven pavement and why these need to be take seriously.

Causes of Uneven Sidewalks and Pavement

You've seen uneven slabs or cracks and upraised parts of the sidewalk before, but you may not know what causes these things to occur. Some of the most common causes of uneven sidewalks and pavement include:

  • Tree roots
  • The effects of weather
  • Long-term wear and tear
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Natural deterioration of materials

Why Sidewalk and Pavement Issues Are Dangerous

Uneven sidewalks can actually impact your stride and your step more than you may think. Major problems with pavement can lead people to trip and fall. This is a particular concern if you have a child who's riding a bike or a scooter on the sidewalk for safety. These uneven parts of pavement can cause the bike to take a major bounce that leads to the loss of control, it may simply cause a jarring impact that leads to an abrupt stop and a bike accident.

Some potential injuries that may result from such accidents on uneven pavement include the following:

  • Bumps
  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Sprains
  • Pulled muscles
  • Fractured or even broken bones

Even relatively minor injuries need to be taken seriously since such problems are avoidable and should be addressed by property owners.

What Property Owners Can Do to Prevent Injuries

When a property owner notices issues with the state of pavement on their property, it's important that they look into getting these matters addressed as soon as possible. There are numerous contractors out there who can deal with problems related to damaged pavement, and can make the walkways and shared sidewalks much safer for everyone. When a new property is being built or when maintenance is being performed, it's important that the work be done by reputable experts and that no shortcuts be taken.

How Our Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident on another person's property, it's important that you speak with our personal injury lawyers today. We will look into the circumstances of your case and help you make the best decisions possible with regard to your legal options. We will hold all negligent parties responsible.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

For more information about premises liability lawsuits and what your legal options are following a major injury on someone else's premises, be sure to contact our personal injury lawyers today. The team at the Charpentier Law Firm is here for you in your time for legal need.

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