Trip and Fall Accidents
Helping seriously injured victims of trip and fall accidents across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida KeysFlorida Trip and Fall Attorney
Miami trip and fall lawyer Joseph Lipsky understands too well that property owners need to keep their buildings and properties free of dangerous conditions. Yet, despite that duty, sometimes business owners or operators and their employees do not fulfill their responsibilities and actually create dangerous conditions which cause someone to trip and fall. It is because of these failures that trip and fall accidents result in the 2nd highest amount of accidental wrongful deaths, just behind car accidents. A trip and fall accident happens when a person’s foot comes in contact with an object which is in their way, or when they encounter an unexpected drop in floor level, which causes them to lose their balance.
- improperly designed stairs
- lack of handrails
- failure to us slip resistant tile
- floors painted with the wrong paint
- building code violations
- creating imperceptible changes in level
- broken or raised tiles
In addition to these unexpected objects or changes in level, many Miami trip and fall accidents occur due to a building or business having inadequate lighting. Insufficient lighting makes it difficult to see problems on walkways, causing people to strike those objects, lose their balance and fall.
Thankfully Fort Lauderdale trip and fall attorney Joseph Lipsky is aware of all governmental regulations, including those prescribed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, known as OSHA, the South Florida Building Code, the Americans with Disability Act and ANSI. Those codes and regulations address building and business owner’s responsibilities for the construction and maintenance of their floors, walkways, and stairways; upon which most trip and fall accidents happen.
Recently Florida Courts have held that business owners and operators do not have a duty to keep their on-site video surveillance; that is, unless they are requested to “preserve” that video. Because video of an accident many be an invaluable tool in helping your trip and fall attorney get you the greatest amount of compensation, it is imperative that you consult with Miami trip and fall attorney Joseph Lipsky shortly after your accident, so he may take the necessary steps to protect your rights, and help you overcome the injuries suffered in a trip and fall.
Fall down accidents in Palm Beach are actually the most common reason for injured customers and visitors to business establishments resulting in emergency room visits. The most frequent injuries caused by fall downs include:
- fractured bones
- head injuries
- open wounds
For more than 25 years, Miami trip and fall attorney Joseph Lipsky has helped hundreds of trip and fall accident victims collect millions of dollars of compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering in cases across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Florida Keys and the Palm Beaches. Fort Lauderdale trip and fall attorney Joseph I. Lipsky is familiar with the intricacies of handling these types of case and he has long standing working relationships with numerous consulting engineers and architects to help prove your case and do everything necessary to protect your legal rights, helping you get all of the financial compensation you deserve for your damages.
If you or a loved one suffered personal injuries due to a trip and fall accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys or the Palm Beaches, we urge you to CONTACT Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Joseph I. Lipsky, either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.