When you go places, do you constantly check and ensure that the floor is okay to walk on? Chances are, you just trust the property owners and the people who work for them keep everything well-maintained and dry. Unfortunately, we know that there are times when property owners are negligent in their duties and this can lead to injuries.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to step in and help if you have been injured. Our team will work to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Miami slip and fall accident attorney, call us today.
Most people do not consider slip and fall incidents to be serious, but they can cause severe injuries, particularly in elderly people. In this country, slip and fall accidents lead to more than 1 million emergency room visits each year. We know that:
In most cases, slip and fall incidents are preventable. The most common cause of these accidents is wet floors. Employees should always be vigilant when it comes to cleaning spills and possible leaks. When they are alerted to a situation, wet floor signs should be deployed immediately and the problem should be taken care of. Along with wet floors, employees should always remove low-lying hazards that people can step on or trip over.
We know that loose floor and carpeting is also a major contributor to slip and fall incidents. Properties should be regularly inspected and maintained. When any potential hazards are discovered, the area should be marked off until it can be repaired.
Parking lots are a particularly dangerous area when it comes to slip and fall incidents. Uneven or broken pavement can lead to falls onto the hard concrete.
A person who suffers from a slip and fall injury must seek immediate medical treatment. The incident needs to be reported to store employees and, if possible, documented with photos and video as proof that a hazardous situation caused the incident. Always follow the orders of a doctor, including any required follow-up visits in order to build a strong case in your favor.
Slip and fall incidents need to be taken seriously by everyone involved. Seek immediate medical attention first, and then call Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates. If someone else’s negligence is responsible for your injuries, we want to ensure that you are compensated for all of your expenses. This can include: