Over 9 million people are injured in slip and fall accidents each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is estimated that close to 25% of senior adults in South Florida are injured in falls each year and many are hospitalized in local hospitals such as Delray Medical Center for these types of injuries. In fact, accidents involving slip and falls are the primary cause of deaths caused by injury for the elderly in the United States. The majority of these falls can be prevented by using common sense and taking care of hazards immediately, but many property and business owners fail to take necessary precautions to prevent these types of ‘premise liability injuries.’
Slip and fall injury attorney, David Zappitell, is a leader in representing accident victims who have suffered injuries due to tripping or slipping at a place of business. He understands the ever changing personal injury laws of Florida and knows the responsibilities of business to exercise due care in keeping the premises safe for visitors.
Boca Raton and Delray Beach business owners are required by Florida law to keep the premises free of hazards that could cause someone to slip or trip. Older Americans and young children are especially at risk of falling. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are spilled liquids, ladders left out, boxes on the floor, uneven walkways, poorly installed carpet or flooring and wet floors.
An experienced trip and fall lawyer, David Zappitell will see to it that anyone who may have known there was a hazard is held accountable for your injuries. Our firm has help numerous slip and fall victims and premise liability victims obtain justice and the compensation they deserve under Florida law including this example of a woman who suffered a head injury when a cabinet fell on her head while she visited a hair salon.
Contact David Zappitell today for a no-obligation consultation about your personal injury accident case today!