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 case of an elderly person or child, it can sometimes be fatal too. While people can slip or fall due to a number of reasons, there are also times when these can be prevented in case the hazardous conditions that led to the accident didn’t exist.
Who Can be Held Responsible?
Renters as well as property owners who invite any guests to their homes/establishments while dangerous conditions exist on the premises, can also be held responsible for any slip and fall injuries that take place. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident and need the services of an experienced an expert slip and fall attorney in Miami Beach, The Soffer Firm attorneys are the ones you should be consulting. We have expert lawyers on our team who have handled a large number of similar cases.
Slips and Falls- The Causes
There are a number of reasons why slips and falls can occur, such as:
- 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
All of these are very dangerous conditions and can exist in stores, restaurants, apartment buildings, public spaces as well as private homes. If you need an experienced lawyer in Miami Beach to handle your case for you, call The Soffer Firm on 305 417 9596. We will look at all the circumstances of your case and to understand whether you can file a slip and fall lawsuit, give you sound legal advice help you get the best outcome.