Thankfully, most injuries that result from slipping or falling are minor and at worst, a slight inconvenience. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and people are at risk for slip and fall injuries on others’ property far more often than they realize.
While it’s helpful to look out for yourself to try to avoid dangerous or hazardous conditions when you’re at the store, in a hotel or in any other public area, this isn’t always enough to prevent an injury. A slip and fall accident may result from another’s negligence regarding hazardous or dangerous conditions in public areas of their property. If you’re hurt as a result of such negligence, the property owner may be legally responsible for your injuries.
Unless and until it happens to them, many people scoff at the idea of a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit. Yet consider all the potential economic losses such an injury could involve, like expensive medical bills, costs for physical therapy and lost wages due to missed work during treatment for injuries and recuperation. Consider the pain and suffering a slip and fall injury may involve.
Consider, too that slip and fall injuries and other fall down accidents are serious enough for the U.S. Department of Labor to compile and issue tips to help property owners avoid liability related to such accidents. A property owner who neglects to take advantage of readily available information that could help them not only avoid liability, but prevent an injury from occurring is making a choice.
If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of a fall on someone else’s property, the choice to contact an attorney specialized in Ft. Lauderdale Slip and Fall accidents shouldn’t be difficult. There is nothing frivolous, unreasonable or “greedy” about seeking damages from a property owner who had a responsibility to minimize your risk of injury and chose to ignore it.