Trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. They can result in both minor scratches and bruising or more serious issues such as spinal cord injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured in a trip and fall accident in or around Miami, you may want to speak to an attorney such as the experienced trip and fall and premise liability lawyers at JR Law. We have a proven record of helping our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
One of the best ways to avoid a trip and fall injury is to be aware of what causes them.
Here are four of the common causes of trip and fall accidents in Miami:
- Wet slippery floors. These are typically caused by water or other wet substances such as a recently mopped floor, a wet pool deck, a sandy ramp from the beach or rain slicked entrance to a store.
- Poor lighting or lack of proper lighting. If areas are not properly lit, it can be extremely difficult to see uneven or slippery surfaces. The property owner has a duty to make sure walking areas are properly lit. In Miami, this includes pool areas, stairwells, sidewalks, garages and parking lots.
- Tripping hazards. Uneven or cracked sidewalks, potholes, loose rugs or carpets, wires or trash are just some examples of tripping hazards in Miami. A property owner has the responsibility to remove tripping hazards or put up clear warning signs.
- Lack of or defective hand rails. Any area that includes stairs should have proper handrails installed. Whether it be a public shopping center, a hotel lobby, an apartment complex, parking garage or beach access – if there are stairs, there should be easy access to a handrail.
Trip and fall accidents can be complex and difficult to prove. Our dedicated Miami trip and fall attorneys have a history of success. We hire investigators to review the condition of the incident scene and hire expert witnesses to evaluate whether the premises comply with Florida Building Code, OSHA standards and industry standards.
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at a pool, you might be entitled to rightful compensation. If you’d like a Miami personal injury attorney from Julian Rudolph Law to evaluate your case, please send us an email or call (305) 300-2702.