We have all seen the “wet floor” signs when we go to the store or other public property. Often, the floor is completely dry and the sign has been left there for hours by employees. Just as often, you have likely come across a wet floor with no sign. Again, no employee in sight.
Wet floors are one of the main causes of slip and fall accidents, but they are not the only ones. Most of the time, when a person suffers a slip and fall injury, it could have been prevented by a store employee if they had been doing their job correctly. At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. we want to help if you have been injured. We will work to investigate your case, secure documentation, and get you the compensation you deserve. If you need a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accident attorney, contact us today.
What does it mean when we talk about slip and fall accidents? Is it just wet floors?
No, slip and fall accidents are caused by much more than wet floors, though those are common causes. These injuries need to be considered from the moment a building is being constructed. There are many codes and regulations put in place to ensure that anyone using a building will be safe. After a building is constructed and occupied, it is up to employees and property owners to keep the premises safe.
When we look at statistics from the National Floor Safety Institute, we see that slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits a year. Fractures are the most common injury associated with these incidents, though head injuries and spinal cord trauma also occur. We know that the elderly population is particularly at risk for slip and fall injuries.
Most of these accidents are preventable, especially if employees perform their jobs correctly. This includes maintenance personnel as well as every employee tasked with customer care. These injuries can occur in the following places:
Getting injured in a slip and fall accident can be embarrassing, but that is okay. Most of the time, the accident was not your fault and could have been prevented by employees following protocol. If they failed to do so, we want to make sure they are held accountable.
You can count on Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. to secure the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident that causes you harm. We will work to line up experts, get surveillance footage, and ensure you get proper medical screening so we can recover the compensation you deserve. When you need a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333.