2 Ways Ice Machines can Lead to Dangerous Slip and Fall Injuries

March 21, 2024

2 Ways Ice Machines can Lead to Dangerous Slip and Fall Injuries

Ice machine dispensing ice

Ice machines can cool drinks, but heat up injuries.

Ice machines are often found at restaurants or markets with self-serving drinks or at hotels. Ice machines can help cool drinks from a fountain, help make warm drinks purchased at the store get cold.

The user generally pushes a cup or bucket against a lever, which in return pushes out ice. 

While ice machines are generally innocent, they can still pose an injury risk, especially with slip and falls.

Think of a situation where Rico overflows his cup with ice and some of it spills onto the floor. This might create two hazards, as:

  • Someone can slip over any pieces of ice on the floor
  • Someone can slip on melted ice

Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and extremely dangerous. Wet floors are one of the most frequent slip and fall causes. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Each year, there are about 3 million emergency department visits due to older people falls.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries

Slips and falls from ice machines would fall under a premises liability claim

Premises liability occurs when an injury happens on someone else’s property. In order for a successful premises liability claim, one must prove:

  • The defendant controlled the premises and had a duty of care 
  • The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property 
  • The plaintiff was injured 
  • The defendant’s negligence caused the injuries sustained by the plaintiff

How would negligence play a factor in any injuries from ice machines?

Think back to the situation where Rico overflowed his ice cup. The burger spot where he spilled the ice has a duty of care to keep customers safe, and should clean the ice as quickly as possible.

Failure to clean up the ice is negligent behavior. They need to protect customers from potential slips.

Slip and fall cases aren’t always easy to prove, and evidence is a must for any successful case.

Some examples of evidence in a slip and fall case caused by ice machines might include:

  • Photos (ice on the floor, your injuries, etc.)
  • Video (surveillance or personal)
  • Witness statements

An ice machine can cool down drinks from a fountain

If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident following a mishap with ice machines, you may be entitled to compensation.

At C&B Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping our clients build strong cases against negligent property owners.

Whether you slipped on ice cubes picking up a chicken sandwich, or fell after slipping over melted ice on the floor at a hotel, our team will be on your side to assist along the way.

We’ve helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for damages including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of wages

There are a number of different injuries that might result from a slip and fall, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries (whiplash or more)
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Back injuries (herniated discs)
  • Sprains
  • Fractured bones
  • Head injuries (concussions)

Our team of LA attorneys at C&B Law Group will work on your side to bring you justice. 

Our  Southern California lawyers are available via phone, email, and text to keep you updated on the status of your case. We will answer any and all questions you may have along the way to ensure you receive the best service possible.

We’ve service clients all across So Cal, and want to help others in areas such as:

  • Burbank
  • Van Nuys
  • Glendale
  • Panorama City
  • North Hollywood
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Studio City
  • San Fernando
  • Bakersfield
  • Inland Empire

Suffering an injury following a slip and fall is never easy. Ice machines might seem like a unique way to get injured, but it can and does happen. 

Don’t suffer because of a negligent property owner. Get in touch with our slip and fall attorneys today about a free consultation.  

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