When you go to the store, whether by yourself or with your family, you should not have to worry about your safety. Most of the time when we go somewhere, we can expect that companies and agencies are responsible for their premises, but that is not always the case.
There are times when property owners and their agents (employers, managers, etc.) fail to provide a safe environment for their patrons. When this happens, and someone gets hurt, they should be held accountable. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. understands that getting hurt on another person’s property can leave you with enormous expenses, so we will work to help recover the compensation you deserve. When you need a Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorney, call us today.
One of the most common causes of injuries on other people’s property are slip and fall accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, over 8 million falls lead to ER visits annually. Over 1 million of those are slip and fall accidents, accidents that are usually preventable by employees following proper protocols.
Floors and flooring materials cause more than 2 million fall injuries each year, but slip and fall incidents are not the only way that people get hurt.
Most places use chemicals, whether for cleaning or as part of the operation they are a part of. It is vital that these chemicals are stored properly when not in use and used correctly by all employees. This includes pool chemicals which can have deadly consequences if used incorrectly.
Restaurants need to be particularly careful when it comes to storing and cooking foods at proper temperatures. If they do not follow proper protocols and regulations, people can become very ill. Restaurant employees also need to ensure that all glasses and plates are not chipped or broken.
Parking lots are not an area that receive much focus, but they should. Uneven pavement or broken curbs can cause people to trip and fall onto the hard pavement. Another parking lot concern is adequate security. Property owners need to ensure their patrons are safe, especially in the evenings and nights.
Private residence owners must also take steps to ensure that people are safe when on their property. They need to ensure any hazards are taken care of or that they properly warn guests of dangers.
Whether you are at a store, government property, or a private residence, you have the right to expect safety. That trust is vital for companies and their patrons. When property owners are negligent in their duties and someone gets hurt, they need to beheld accountable.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. will make sure that you get the compensation you need if you have been injured on another person’s property due to their mistakes. This can include: