Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
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When the owner of a premise fails to adequately take care of its upkeep, they may unintentionally instigate a slip and fall accident. These can occur almost any anywhere, including stores, malls, homes, parking lots, industrial buildings, and sidewalks. Those who undergo a slip and fall accident may escape with only minor injuries, yet many persons incur injuries requiring long-term care or painful surgery. To get restitution for damages that another caused, obtain legal counsel from a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney at Feingold & Posner, P.A. We know how to make a strong case so that our clients' rights are safeguarded from those responsible for their losses.
What causes a slip & fall accident?
There are many possible reasons that an incident of slip and fall can happen. Any one of the following can be hazardous and cause injury to those around them:
- Lack of Warning: If the owner or employee of a premise is currently in progress of repairing or cleaning a surface, then they are responsible for giving the proper warning signs to alert people to the danger. Cleaning often causes floors to be slippery and wet, making it easy for individuals to fall. Likewise, reparations often involve sharp objects that can cause harm to passerby. In addition, if an owner is aware of an existing hazard, then they should indicate that through signs, tape, or blockage so that people can clearly see the danger.
- Lack of Maintenance: Owners and employees who do not regularly maintain their premises by thoroughly examining all areas can be held liable for accidents on it. Property managers need to make sure that there are no spills, loose tiles, broken stairways, uneven surfaces, or anything else that could potentially injure another. They should also check visibility to make sure that people can see properly, so they don't get injured by something that they were unaware was there in the first place.
- Hazardous Objects: When an owner or employee places an object in a certain place, it is assumed that it was a safe place to place it, or it was the best place to put the object. If an object such as a box full of goods, or a ladder is in a place that is insensible, then they could be held accountable if someone is injured by that object. Owners and employees should give careful thought to where they put objects that could be unexpected for those on the premises.
If you have been injured because the owner was guilty of one of these things, then there is a good chance that our personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim. Get in touch with our office today at (954) 677-1010.
What should I do after a slip and fall accident?
After an accident, see a doctor. They are the only ones that can fully
make sure that they treat everything that is wrong with your body. Injuries
are not always apparent, so they may need to take tests or x-rays to check.
Next, take pictures of the area in which your accident happened, and see
if there were any witnesses to the fall. If so, get their contact information
such as their name, address, and phone number. If you are unable to do
this because of your injury, then have a friend or family member do it for you.
After gathering your own evidence, make a report to the owner or manager of the premises. Include the date, time, and circumstances surrounding your fall, as well as any weather conditions and what caused your fall. Make sure to obtain a copy of this report for your reference. Lastly, you should obtain advice from an attorney at our firm. We can give you the support you need during this difficult time. The Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers at Feingold & Posner, P.A. want to make sure that you don't have to worry about anything throughout this process, even money. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to pay a cent until we recover damages on your behalf.
Schedule your free consultation as soon as you can so we can begin working for you!