If you or a loved one sustained injuries or was killed in a slip and fall, you know just how serious a fall accident can be. Unfortunately, slips and trips are very common and more than 1 million people throughout the United States visit an emergency room each year with injuries caused by slip and falls.A slip and fall injury can be expensive to treat and very painful, while a death caused by a slip and fall can cause financial hardship and grief for family members left behind. If a property owner or renter was responsible for conditions that led to the slip and fall, it is important to be aware that Florida law allows injured victims to obtain compensation from this responsible party. A West Palm Beach slip and fall accident lawyer at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can help injured victims take legal action and recover the money they deserve.
Many different hazards can result in a slip and fall injury occurring. For example, some of the top reasons for slips and trips include:
Many of these conditions are considered hazardous conditions. Property owners are expected to either warn of hazardous conditions on their premises or to fix or repair those conditions. While individual homeowner’s have these obligations only for dangerous conditions they know about (or reasonably should know about), owners of commercial or public spaces must inspect their properties regularly to ensure there are no dangers.If a property owner fails to fulfill his legal obligations to visitors and a guest on the property falls, then the owner is to blame and can be held legally responsible for losses.
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.