111 N Belcher Road, Ste 204, Clearwater, Florida 33765

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Clearwater Florida Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Lawyer

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for about 8 million (21.3%) of the total annual hospital Emergency Room visits and out of this number, about 1 million cases (12% of falls) are attributed to slip and fall accidents. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that majority of workplace accidents are caused by slips, trips and falls.

Majority of people have fallen at some point in their lives and in some cases, are caused by hazards that exist on the property. When you are hurt in a fall because the property owner or manager was negligent, you may have a right to sue the negligent party in a premises liability suit for the injuries sustained from the fall.

Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents in Florida

Slip and fall accidents may seem minor to a lot of people. Statistics however, show that slip and fall accidents often result in serious permanent and life threatening injuries. Some common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Exposed wiring
  • Torn carpets
  • Unsecured carpets and rugs
  • Broken floors
  • Uneven flooring and stairs
  • Cracked pavements
  • Broken or absence of handrails
  • Unmarked step-downs

These hazards may exist in apartment buildings, office buildings, private homes, malls, department stores, sidewalks and public buildings. Injuries which may result from these hazards include spinal cord injuries, fractures, dislocations, brain injury as well as neck and back injuries.

What to do after a Slip and Fall Accident

Property owners have a duty to warn visitors of hidden dangers on their property. When they fail to do so, they may be liable in a premises liability action and held responsible for the injuries sustained by a person who slips and falls on their property.

If you’ve been involved in a slip or trip and fall accident, you need qualified and effective representation from a Florida Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer. At Lygnos Law Firm, our Personal Injury Attorney is dedicated to assisting personal injury victims who have been involved in accidents such as a slip and fall. If you would like to discuss your case during a Free Consultation, please call Attorney Michael Lygnos at (727) 726-9100 to schedule an appointment.

Clearwater, Florida Slip and fall Accident Lawyer