This article is about trip and falls that happen on private property like someone’s home, their driveway, walkway or lawn. For more information about trip and falls on Commercial Property or on Public Property, please see related articles.
Common causes of trip and falls on private property
Spring thaw brings with it the potential for uneven footpaths, loose steps, cracks in the ground and obstacles like fallen branches and other yard debris. Spring also marks the start of the renovation season and the dangers of temporary construction projects. There are other year-round dangers within the home as well, like slippery floors or poorly placed furniture.