Investigative research has uncovered evidence which identifies the major culprit of slip and fall accidents in Broward County. While countless individuals stumble and trip over damaged flooring and stairs, well-founded studies prove that slippery floors cause over 50% of all slip and fall accident injuries. Whereby over 15,000 people die from slip and fall accidents every year, countless others suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and broken bones to name a few.
For Broward County’s city dwellers, it only takes common sense to know that a wet floor may likely cause a person to slip and fall. What’s actually more fascinating is the findings expose certain types of floor cleaners which are more likely to contribute to dangerous slip and fall accidents. A well-established and respected non-profit organization, The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), has as their mission to research and educate the public about preventing slip and fall accidents. NFSI’s recent study examined if the type of floor cleaner impacts the likelihood of a person slipping and falling. The results of the floor cleaner slip and fall study are astounding.
- Walking surface causes 55% of slip and fall accidents
- Footwear causes 24% of slip and fall accidents
- Failure to provide hazard warning, training, and fraud causes 21% of slip and falls
Even when the floor is well-maintained without defects, dry, and clean, individuals are still vulnerable to serious slip and fall accidents. Collective research discovered that individuals are less likely to slip and fall when the flooring has more friction and less slipperiness. The major contributor of slipperiness is dependent upon the type of floor cleaner that is applied. Certain floor cleaners are less resistant to the floor, and result in more slips and falls.
Slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States. Thousands of people slip and fall on damaged stairs every year. Trip, slip, and fall accidents that result from slippery floors are often the responsibility of the property owner.
Did you slip and fall on a slippery floor?
You are likely eligible to file a personal injury legal claim and receive compensation if you slipped and fell on a slippery floor. Individuals who have a Florida slip and fall accident can incur serious injuries that may incur changes in every area of their personal and professional life.
If you or a family member have been injured from a slip and fall accident caused by the floor’s surface, 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″].