What do Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, and Chevron have in common? Yes, they’re all billion-dollar, household-name enterprises. But it’s not just size or ubiquitousness that these corporations share. At one point or another, all three have been sued for slip and fall accidents.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that slips and falls are the leading causes of injuries in restaurants, hotels, and other public buildings. Furthermore, the National Safety Council notes that the medical costs and compensations associated with such accidents amount to a staggering $70 billion per year.