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Inadequate lighting can lead to injuries

Property owners are required to properly light their properties in an effort to prevent visitors from suffering injuries. Inadequate lighting can cause injuries ranging from minor to severe and possibly even death. Here is a brief overview of how inadequate lighting can lead to injuries.

One of the most common places for inadequate lighting to cause an injury is in a parking lot. Parking lots are required to have lights every so many feet, and when those lights fail to work, people walking can suffer injury. They can either trip and fall over an object, fall in a pothole, or even be attacked by someone lurking in the shadows.

Inadequate lighting can also occur at work. Burned out lightbulbs should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid injuries and other issues. Employers are required to provide their employees with a safe workplace and this includes proper lighting throughout the complex.

Some of the most common injuries caused by inadequate lighting include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprained ankles
  • Concussions
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Torn muscles
  • Bruised bones or muscles

If you have been injured due to inadequate lighting you should document the incident as soon as possible. This includes writing down where the incident occurred, what lights were not working, the hazard that caused you injury and much more. You should also seek medical attention, whether it involves going to the emergency room for severe injuries or visiting your family physician for an examination.

If you or a loved one has been injured on someone's property, or at work, because of inadequate lighting, contact our firm to discuss your case and how to recover damages for injuries suffered.

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