Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of visitors while on their premises. When this fails to happen, accidents can occur, often resulting in serious bodily injury – even death. In fact, accidental injuries caused by slip and falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits each year, and according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NSFI), they are the primary cause for missed work days. They also reported that half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall and that issues with flooring cause more than 2 million injuries per year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that slips, trips, and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause for fatalities.
Common causes for slip and fall accidents
Injuries from a slip and fall can range anywhere from minor to quite serious including sprains, bruises, broken bones, brain injury, even paralysis or death. Any location can be hazardous if not properly maintained, and while there are many causes for slip and fall accidents, these tend to be the most common:
- Unsafe walking conditions including wet or slippery floors
- Narrow, broken, or uneven steps
- Loose handrails
- Cluttered walkways
- Unsteady walking surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Safety code violations
Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Call Anton Castro Law Today.
Many times, slip and fall accidents could have been prevented had the property owner ensured the property was safe or at least corrected or warned visitors of certain dangers. In fact, it is their legal obligation to do so. If you’ve sustained a slip and fall injury due to the negligence of a property owner, they should be held legally responsible for your injuries and additional hardships associated with the accident. Our team of aggressive attorneys, led by top personal injury lawyer John Castro, can help. We will represent your best interests, make sure the property owner is held accountable, and achieve a fair compensation for your damages that may include:
- Unpaid medical bills
- Replacement of lost wages
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Call a Tampa slip and fall attorney today
The state of Florida has strict time limits on how long a personal injury victim can file a claim, therefore you risk losing a potential settlement that could help you recover from your losses. For more information or to request an appointment for a consultation, please contact Anton Castro Law today at 813-907-9807.