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Florida Slip and Fall Accident Claims

West Palm Beach Accident Attorneys

Premises liability is the area of law which applies to most slip and fall accidents. Property and business owners have a legal duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment for customers, employees and guests, and that includes preventing foreseeable slip and fall accidents. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, our West Palm Beach accident attorneys can help you recover just compensation.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall/trip and fall injuries can be very serious. They can even be permanently disabling or fatal. A relatively simple slip and fall can cause a serious or fatal brain injury. More complicated circumstances, such as slip and fall as a result of filthy conditions, can result in complicated injuries, such as life-threatening infections added to the physical trauma of the fall itself.

Examples of slip and fall injuries include:

  • Brain injury
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Eye injuries and vision loss
  • Infections and sepsis
  • Chemical burns

Causes of Slip and Fall

Some common causes of preventable slip and fall accidents include:

  • Liquid spills which are not cleaned up promptly
  • Debris, and other messes which are not removed promptly
  • Cleaning solution residue on floors
  • Lack of warning signs for wet floors
  • Slick mold overgrowth due to failure to maintain a clean environment
  • Damaged flooring
  • Slick flooring materials
  • Loose or lumpy carpeting or rug
  • Uneven flooring
  • Uneven stairs
  • Slick stairs
  • Missing or damaged handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Unmarked step up or step down
  • Low obstacles, include open cabinet doors or drawers
  • Cords in high traffic areas
  • Broken, cracked, or uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes in parking lots or parking garages

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, in West Palm Beach or anywhere in Florida, please call the Florida slip and fall accident claims attorneys at  today at 877-567-7732.