Miami Bathtub/Shower Fall Lawyer
Falls are one of the most common types of injury accidents. Gravity affects us all, and a fall in a hard tub or shower can result in a concussion, a fractured wrist, a fractured hip, or even more serious injuries such as spinal cord damage. If you or your loved one were injured in a slip and fall that took place in a bathtub or shower outside of your own residence, it may be worth your time to speak with a qualified Miami personal injury attorney with experience in bathtub and shower slip and fall accidents. Here at Spencer Morgan Law, we take the time to thoroughly investigate our clients’ situations and build a case around their needs and goals.
Slip and Fall in a Hotel, Resort, Vacation Rental, Gym, Hospital or Nursing Home Bathroom
Slip and falls are the number one cause of premises liability claims. Property and business owners have a duty to maintain their premises by keeping bathrooms reasonably safe for all users. This includes premises in which invitees use bathtubs and showers. Examples of such businesses include:
- Airbnb, VRBO, or other short-term vacation rentals
- Private gms
- Public pools
- Recreation centers
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living and independent living facilities
Bathtubs and Showers are Slippery, Yet Property Owners can still be Held Liable
It is a known fact that bathtubs and showers are slippery, particularly when they are wet. Guests of the business or facility know this, or are expected to know this, and are expected to act accordingly. For example, if a plaintiff physically hopped into a bathtub and slipped and fell, they would likely lose their claim because the danger of a slip and fall is “open and obvious.” However, there may be extenuating circumstances that might make a slip and fall more likely. For example, a bathtub in a nursing home that did not make use of any handrails would certainly be putting the clientele at risk. Similarly, if a hotel owner knew that a certain bathtub had caused multiple slip and falls in the past due to a particularly slippery and worn out surface, they would be putting themselves at risk of liability by continuing to take no action (such as installing a non-slip mat on the bathtub bottom).
Examples of Safety Measures Property and Business Owners Should Take
- Installing handrails
- Installing non-slip mats
- Installing benches
- Regular cleaning
- Repairing or replacing damaged bathtubs or showers
- Using warning signs
Call a Miami Bathtub/Shower Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one slipped and fell at a hotel, resort, nursing home, hospital, or other place of business that had a legal obligation to maintain its bathrooms for everyone’s safe usage, you are entitled to compensation. The negligent party may be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and much more. Do not hesitate to call the Miami bathtub and shower slip and fall lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.