Every year, hundreds and thousands of people get injured while at work or when they are going about their daily business in public spaces. As slip and fall attorneys, we have found that many of these cases could have been prevented.
Slips are usually the result of occasional spills, loose mats, wet or oily surfaces and uneven surfaces. A trip (which is technically different than a slip and refers to a case where a person’s foot hits an object that causes you to fall) is usually caused by clutter, uncovered cables, poor lighting and obstructed views.
There are a number of things that property owners and managers can do to prevent slips, trips and falls. Cleaning up all spills as soon as possible; ensuring that all the light bulbs work and that views aren’t obstructed; covering loose cables; fixing loose mats and sweeping debris and items from the floors are a few of the things that should be implemented and checked on an ongoing basis.
If you were the victim of a slip, trip or fall accident, then you need to partner with experienced professionals. A team of attorneys will be able to assess your case, gather the necessary circumstantial evidence and fight your case in court. In order to win a slip and fall claim, you will need to prove that the property manager or owner was aware (or should have been aware of) the potential safety hazard.
Contact our team of Miami Personal Injury Lawyers for more information about slip and fall cases today.