Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries among the older population. Due to its lure for retirement, South Florida has the highest percentage of Americans over the age of 60. For this reason, there are proportionately more slip, fall and trip injuries in South Florida than in other areas of the United States.
Slip and fall attorney Harry Rosen is a leader in representing accident victims who have suffered injuries due tripping or slipping at a place of business in Florida. 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. Injured in a trip and fall accident? Call Mr. Rosen at 954-640-0259 in Weston for a complimentary consultation.
Florida 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 liquid, ladders left out, boxes on the floor, or spilled food. Recently Mr. Rosen represented the same client in two separate trip/slip and fall cases that occurred 20 years apart. In the first case the client tripped and fell on defective steps in the stair well of his condominium and in the second case the client slipped and fell in the laundry room of his condominium on water caused by leaking plumbing fixtures. In both cases the client received substantial settlements after suit was filed but before the trial.
Over 9 million people are injured in slip and fall accidents each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One third of older adults in South Florida are injured in falls each year and many are hospitalized for these types of injuries. Accidents involving slip and falls are the primary cause of death for the elderly. The majority of falls can be prevented by using common sense and taking care of hazards immediately.
An experienced trip and fall lawyer, Harry Rosen will see to it that the responsible party is held accountable for your injuries. Mr. Rosen has been very successful in getting slip and fall victims the compensation they deserve under Florida law. Contact Harry Rosen today at 954-640-0259 in Weston for a consultation. His proven record of excellence will go a long way towards helping you win your personal injury case.