As per the National Floor Safety Institute, in excess of 1M people visit the ER each year because of slip and fall injuries. These can cause severe harm. In the case of an elderly person or child, it can sometimes be fatal. People can slip or fall due to a variety of reasons, but there are times when preventable hazardous conditions led to the accident.
Slips and Falls – The Causes
There are a number of reasons why slips and falls can occur. All of these are dangerous conditions can exist in offices, stores, restaurants, apartment buildings, public spaces, as well as private homes.
- Slippery/wet floors
- Uneven parking lots
- Uneven flooring/ tile surfaces
- Raised/cracked sidewalks
- Change in elevation (small step-down)
- Broken railings
- Uneven/very narrow stair treads
- Abrupt edges on driveways/sidewalks
- Inadequate lighting
- Unsecured rugs/carpets
- Appliance/other cords stretched across any walking path
- Change in floor surface
Expert Legal Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and needs the services of an experienced, expert slip and fall attorney in Miami Beach, The Soffer Firm attorneys are the ones you should be consulting. To speak with a lawyer who can handle your case, call The Soffer Firm at 305-417-9596. We have expert lawyers on our team who can help you collect and preserve evidence to file and pursue your claim. We will examine all the circumstances of your case to understand whether you can file a slip and fall lawsuit, give you sound legal advice, and help you get the best outcome.