According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall injuries are among the top reasons for emergency room visits. The average medical expense costs for a slip and fall injury is estimated at $28,000.00 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What does this tell us? There is a significant impact on the public when someone slips and falls.
Florida Sure Step lists safety tips for preventing slip and fall injuries. Among these are selecting proper flooring in stores and restaurants, properly training housekeeping, controlling access to slippery areas, and ensuring proper warning signs where there is a slippery substance on the floor.
Many Florida slip and fall injuries are preventable. As discussed by Florida Sure Step, there are many precautions a company can take to reduce the incidents of slip and fall injuries.
Over the years, our office has handled cases against many large and small companies where a client slipped and fell because of a slippery and dangerous substance on the floor. For example, we had a case recently where a customer slipped and fell at a Coral Springs Publix and sustained injuries to her back. Inspection of the area revealed that water was leaking from a freezer rack and there were no signs warning of the danger. We have handled hundreds of similar Florida slip and fall cases caused by the negligence of the store or restaurant.
If you were injured in a slip and fall because of a store or restaurant’s failure to properly clean and maintain their property in Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Orlando, Key West or West Palm Beach, you may be entitled to damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. For more information on Florida slip and fall claims or your specific case, please feel free to call us at (888) 99-VICTIM. That’s (888) 998-4284.