Slip and Fall at the Mall: Christmas Shopping
Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls accounted for 21 percent of unintentional deaths and an estimated 26,000 people died due to a slip and fall accident in 2010. Slip and fall accidents often occur in stores. They are even more likely to occur during the holiday time. People are in a hurry to complete their holiday shopping, so they rush in and out of the stores, which can result in the floors becoming wet from the snow and ice.
Employers or business owners are responsible for doing everything that they can in order to minimize the risk of slip and fall accidents. They are responsible for making sure that spills are cleaned up as soon as possible. If they have to mop a floor, then they are required to put a wet floor sign out. Additionally, employers have to make sure that areas are well-lit.
Individuals are also responsible for making sure that they keep themselves safe. You will need to stay focused while you are walking. Look out for objects on the floor. You will also need to watch out for other people in the store. Additionally, you should look out for wet floor signs.
What to do if You are a Victim of a Slip and Fall Accident
You will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any scrapes and bruises, you should still get checked. A check up with ensure that you do not have any sprains, strains, broken bones, torn ligaments and other injuries. Keep a copy of your doctor’s reports and receipts, they could be the documentation you need to have a successful case.
You will also need to hire a Brighton Beach personal injury attorney. Levitsky Law Firm will be able to review your case and determine whether you can get compensated. The place of business can be sued if their negligence contributed to your slip and fall accident. Levitsky Law Firm is here to help you and your loved ones. Contact us today.