From a home owner or property owners perspective and the victim of the fall, when confronted with a tripping hazard during dangerous conditions can cause very serious injuries. There can be things such as cables, wires, poles, natural hazards, roots, fallen tree branches or things that occur in terrain. Other tripping hazards are man-made, some are created, and some accrue overtime.
For example, water seepage over a sidewalk that can lift up to a condition where it’s dangerous. You can have structures that have shifted because of freezing and thawing. A tripping hazard in general is any type of structure or item that is not where it’s supposed to be, either it’s elevated, seeping out of the ground, on a constructions site, or even at a home on the backyard like garden tools, or things that are stacked up.
Tripping hazards are a general way of saying, these items are dangerous to people who are passing by and if you fall victim to something that should have been cleaned up or fixed then we may be able to have a claim for you and for your personal injury medical bills that was a result from a tripping hazard.