People throughout the state of Florida are commonly injured due to slip and fall accidents. These injuries can range in severity from minor bruises to concussions, and in extreme cases, even death. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by many factors, and when you are injured at no fault of your own, you deserve tenacious legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Andreopoulos Law Firm, we have represented clients who have suffered from slip and fall accidents from a variety of causes including
1. Hazardous walking surfaces: When a walkway or surface is poorly maintained or lacks warning signage, these areas can become hazardous and result in slip and fall accidents. Some examples include cluttered floors, areas with loose floorboards or torn carpeting, potholes in parking lots, defective sidewalks, broken-down staircases, and wet or waxed floors without signage.
2. Improper training/footwear: When employees slip, trip, and fall while on-the-job it can often be a direct result of improper training and/or footwear. If an employer fails to provide their staff with the correct training for walking on surfaces throughout their workplace, or fails to maintain these work surfaces, they can be held liable for slip and fall injuries.
3. Nursing home neglect: Older adults have a decreased sense of balance and are more susceptible to falling. When they do, their falls can result in more serious consequences such as hip fractures and concussions. When nursing home staff fail to properly assist their residents, seniors are at a greater risk of slip and fall accidents.
Have you recently been injured in a slip and fall accident? Don’t suffer in silence, contact us at Andreopoulos Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team.