Injuries happen every day to many Austin residents. From spraining an ankle to getting a paper cut, injuries are part of life, but are also usually preventable. One of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the America is from slips and falls. In fact, more than 25,000 people lost their life to a slip and fall accident in 2009. What many individuals do not realize is that there are several misconceptions and myths about slip and falls. Austin premises liability attorneyshave seen some of the dangers of these accidents.
One of the most common places to slip or fall is on a floor. Whether it is at home, at work or out in public, many individuals have been injured from slipping and falling on the floor. The misconception is when someone views a shinny floor, they assume it is less slip resistant when in reality a floor’s shine rarely has anything to do with its slip resistance.