Pedestrian Accidents / Slip and Fall
Pedestrian accidents occur in many different environments, including residential, commercial and industrial settings. Issues can arise regarding facility design, construction and their compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
Premise liability allocation may involve evaluation by Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects.
Contributing factors can be
- Issues involving illumination levels and hazard perception both inside and outside buildings.
- Slip and fall cases, involving determination of friction coefficients and slip resistance measurements for a wide range of walking surfaces.
- Slip and fall accidents involving determination of the slip resistance of bathtubs and showers, evaluation of grab rails, and shower seats.
- Drainage analyses in slip and fall cases involving ice and snow accumulations.
- Vehicle/pedestrian conflicts, in both retail and commercial/industrial settings.
- Compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and building code egress requirements.
- Tip-over accidents (display cases, vending machines, furniture)
- Falls over guardrails or from windows.
- Laceration injuries from impact with glass in doors or windows or glass furnishings.
- Fall or pinch injuries associated with door swing path, automatic door closers, or automatic door operators.
Crane Engineering Building Science offers experts to assist you in all aspects of slip-and-fall investigations, conformity and industry standards and building site safety reviews.
Crane Engineering Building Science also provides Building Owner Services.