In many other areas of the country, one of the primary reasons for a slip and fall incident is because the roads were icy and not properly warned for. But what about in Florida, where icy roads aren't such a problem? Slip and fall incidents can occur indoors, as well.
FindLaw specifically examines some of the other causes of slip and fall incidents that don't involve ice. Most of these have to do with the ground itself. For example, slip hazards can be created if tile floor is mopped and no warning signs are left behind to indicate where the cleaning product is. Waxed floors can create the same dangers.
Uneven flooring is also a culprit. Examples include shops that have a sudden drop from the sidewalk to the store floor, or a raised ridge or bump that can't easily be seen. Sudden changes from tile to carpet can also be an issue, as can sudden ramps.
Lighting is one issue not related to the floor itself, but it can potentially make it harder for you to see the aforementioned obstacles. If a shop or stretch of sidewalk is not lit properly, it's much harder for you to see things that you would otherwise be able to avoid. This can easily lead to slipping, tripping, or falling.
If you have injured yourself on someone else's property because of inadequate warnings, lighting, or poor flooring choices, you may wish to contact an attorney to learn more about your options when pursuing damages.