“Watch your step!”
A step in the wrong direction or onto the wrong surface can be a disaster. Slip and fall injuries occur when an individual gets hurt on another person’s property, due to unforeseen hazardous conditions. When we humans fall, we tend to feel embarrassed in front of others and often blame ourselves. Even if we learn afterwards that the floor was slippery or the stair was broken, individuals usually feel like they should have been looking where they were walking.
Maybe that’s because, since early childhood, most of us were reminded by our parents to watch our step. Well, no surprise, our mothers knew what they were talking about. Because we’re used to blaming ourselves when we fall, most people don’t realize they may have the legal right to be compensated for their slip and fall injuries.
Slip and Fall Causes
Do you know that slip and fall injuries account for the second leading cause of injuries in the United States? In fact, over 16,000 people die from slip and fall accidents every year. The high incidence rate led investigators to find out the cause of so many slips and falls. As it turns out, many slip and fall injuries are due to the negligence of the property owner.
If the ground surface is determined to be hazardous, then the property owner may have been negligent, and hence responsible for compensating you for your injury and loss. For example, a physical obstruction, such as a broken sprinkler, stairway, or concrete, is an obvious hazard that a business or property owner should have repaired. Another common type of hazardous condition is a wet or slippery surface.
Slip and Fall Injuries – Quite Costly!
Broward County slip and fall injuries that result from liquid spillage are highly dangerous. Most victims suffer broken bones, spinal injuries, and loss of wages. Whether you are at the supermarket, mall, office, school, or sidewalk, it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain safe walking conditions for all persons. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average slip and fall injury usually costs a victim nearly $30,000. If you do find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances, time is absolutely of the essence. It is fundamentally necessary to contact a qualified Broward County Slip and Fall Attorney.
Have you ever slipped and fallen due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s South Florida property?
If so, you may be eligible to file a personal injury legal claim and receive compensation. Individuals who slip and fall resulting from a liquid spillage often incur multiple injuries.
If you or a family member have been injured from a slip and fall due to liquid spillage, it is important to talk with an experienced South Florida Personal Injury Attorney. Your attorney can help you prepare your paperwork to get the results you are looking for.
If you need assistance to determine if you should pursue your slip and fall claim, the Law Offices of David Benenfeld is here to help. For or a free legal consultation and book call today: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].