Slip, trip, and fall accidents are a primary cause of injury in the United States for people of all ages and genders. June is National Safety Month, which is why it is important to address these risks, and for all of us in Florida to strive to help prevent future accident injuries.
The Second Week of National Safety Week Is Dedicated to Fall Prevention
The National Safety Council has dedicated the second week of June to raising awareness about slip and fall and trip and fall injuries. There are many ways we can prevent serious injuries and fatalities throughout our Florida communities, including the following:
- Report any Risks or Hazards Immediately. If you see anything that could lead to an unnecessary accident, such as uneven pavement in front of a home, poor lighting at an apartment complex, liquid on the floor of a grocery store or an obstructed walkway at a restaurant, make sure you report the property danger to the property manager or owner. Once the owner or manager of the premise is notified of the threat, they must fix the problem. If they do not remedy the situation and an accident occurs, then they can be held liable for all damages.
- Continue to Help Raise Awareness of Fall Injury Risks. You can show your support by downloading free posters, printing free home checklists and even posting social media sites using the hashtag #NSM14.
Slips, trips and falls often occur when dangerous conditions are present, such as cracked sidewalks, uneven steps, slippery surfaces or objects on the floor. While these accidents usually result in minor injuries like bumps and bruises, they can lead to more severe injuries such as traumatic brain and head injuries, broken or fractured bones and neck, spine, and back injuries.
Most slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are preventable, however, accidents can still happen at a moment’s notice. If you or a loved one has suffered harm in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, please call a Florida Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.