Wet Floor Slip and Fall Accidents
IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SERVES INDIVIDUALS THAT SLIP AND FALL ON WET FLOORS
Wet floors can lead to a serious of injuries when individuals slip and fall. A small puddle of water will most often go unnoticed by those distracted by the appealing shop windows in a mall or while pushing a shopping cart through a Publix store. Women wearing high heels, or an elderly person using a walker, can suffer injuries that can range from a sprained ankle to a broken hip. Slip and Fall accidents in Miami for example can take place inside a restaurant, bar, nightclub, or even by the deck of a hotel swimming pool.
The Perazzo Law Firm has ample experience handling Slip and Fall accident claims in and around Miami, and we know the consequences, both short and long term effects, that a slip and fall accident can have on the victim. Furthermore, Perazzo Law knows that private and public business owners and operators owe a duty to its guest, visitors, and customers to make sure the walking surfaces they offer are free of any potential dangers and risks of a slip and fall incident. Publix, Walmart, Shopping malls, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, private parking lots, are just a few of the places where most slip and fall incidents occur.
Some of the most common and less severe bodily injuries sustained by Slip and Fall Accident victims:
- Sprained Ankles
- Bruised knee
- Bruised hip
- Bruised back
- Bruised shoulder
- Twisted wrist
- Sprained fingers
- Bruised elbow
Some of the most common and more severe injuries sustained by Slip and Fall Accident victims:
- Torn ligaments in the ankle or knee
- Broken hip or pelvis
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken shoulder
- Broken wrist
- Broken arm
- Broken finger
- Neck injury
Following a slip and fall accident that leads to medical attention, rehabilitation, or medication, the slip and fall accident victim will most likely have to foot the bill. Perazzo Law reminds slip and fall accident victims that medical bills may literally cripple a person's financial situation. The medical costs of treating a broken collarbone for example, can range from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the post surgical intervention needed for a full recovery, which can take up to 6-8 weeks. Perazzo Law reminds slip and fall accident victims that a Premises Liability claim can be presented if there is proof that a business owner or operator acted negligently with regards to the safety it offers its guests, customers, or employees. Furthermore, not only water can be slippery. Spilled soup or sauce in a restaurant can lead to a slip and fall accident. Oil or grease in a private of public parking lot can cause an individual to slip and fall. Perazzo Law recommends that accident victims take certain measures following a slip and fall incident.
Perazzo Law recommends the following a slip and fall situation on a wet or soiled surface:
- Stay calm and notify the business operator or manager
- Document the slip and fall accident scene by taking photographs or video footage.
- Gather eyewitness testimony and get their contact information
- Contact the authorities is necessary
- Seek immediate medical attention and keep all medical records
- Contact the Perazzo Law Firm for legal advice on how to proceed with a Personal Injury accident claim
The Perazzo Law Firm offers Zero Out-of-Pocket legal representation to our Slip & Fall accident victims and clients.
If you, a friend or relative has been injured in a slip and fall incident, Perazzo Law urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your slip and fall accident with one of our expert personal injury attorneys.
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