In Procedures for Evaluating Bathing Facility Slip and Fall Accidents, accident investigation expert witness Melvin M. Friedlander, P.E. writes:
Bathing facility slip and fall injuries are a significant part of the great number of slip and fall accidents that occur each year in the United States. As a consequence, they are an important factor in personal injury allegations in both litigation and insurance claims. One of the key problems faced both by attorneys and insurance adjustors, however, is sufficient proof that the facility at which the accident took place was inherently dangerous and not caused by any inappropriate action on the part of the injured. And the key suspect in the search of this proof is the slip resistance of the surface of the bathtub or shower.