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Did Inadequate Lighting Cause Your Slip and Fall Injury?


Slip and fall injuries can occur in any type of environment, from a small business to a big box store. Poor lighting is one of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents, but with premises liability, businesses have an obligation to keep their areas well-lit to protect customers from harm. Read on to learn more about slip and fall injuries caused by poor lighting and what you should do if you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property.

What is Premises Liability?

“Premises liability” is a legal concept that refers to a property owner’s responsibility for accidents that occur on their property due to dangerous conditions. This includes everything from wet floors and icy sidewalks to poor lighting and hazardous materials. If a business does not take reasonable steps to correct these conditions, they may be held responsible for any resulting injuries.

The Risks of Poor Lighting

Poor lighting can be particularly dangerous in businesses, as customers may not be able to see potential hazards such as spilled liquids or uneven floor surfaces. Business owners need to make sure that their establishments are adequately illuminated at all times. They should also take steps such as making sure there are no obstructions blocking lights or windows so that light can reach every corner of their store or shop.

Business owners should also replace burned-out bulbs quickly in order to maintain optimal visibility within their premises. This may also include dark stairways and parking lots. Poorly lit parking lots at night are a potential source of criminal activity as well.

What To Do If You Have Slipped and Fallen?

If you have recently slipped and fallen due to poor lighting in a business, seek medical attention right away if you believe that you have suffered an injury, as this will help prove your case should you decide to pursue legal action.

Take pictures of the area where you fell. This can help provide evidence that the area was poorly lit at the time of your accident. Keep detailed notes about your injury and your pain levels. You will need this to show how your injuries have affected your life.

Slip and fall accidents caused by poor lighting are common across the country. Business owners must take reasonable steps towards maintaining safe premises for their customers; failure to do so should result in legal action.

A Highland Park Slip and Fall Lawyer at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr Works to Get You the Compensation You Need

Slipping and falling can cause a serious injury. To help you get the compensation you need to cover all your expenses, speak with a Highland Park slip and fall lawyer at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr. Contact us today at 877-249-4600 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our experienced legal team. With offices in Highland Park, New Jersey, we proudly serve our neighbors in New Brunswick, Somerset, Piscataway, Edison, South River, Sayreville, Metuchen, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Fords, Middlesex, Old Bridge, Iselin, Bound Brook, Perth Amboy, and Colonia.

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