Miami Slippery Steps Lawyer
A slip and fall onto the same level can cause serious injury, though in most cases the faller ends up walking away with nothing more than a bruised ego. A slip and fall on a set of stairs, on the other hand, is very likely to cause a serious injury. If you or a loved one were injured in a slippery stair slip and fall, a Miami slippery steps lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law may be able to help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost earning ability, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Common Slippery Step Injuries in Miami
Victims of slippery stairs are likely to summersault or at least land on multiple sides of their bodies in the event of a fall. As such, these falling injuries are usually severe, and to multiple body parts. Common injuries include traumatic brain injury or concussion, fractured wrist, fractured ankle, fractured limb, whiplash, fractured ribs, fractured clavicle, and soft tissue injuries.
Duties of a Miami Stairway Property Owner
Property owners, whether they are business owners, HOAs, nursing home or assisted living communities, municipalities, apartment complexes, or private residents, have a duty to ensure that their stairs and steps are free from clutter, undamaged, and clean and dry so as to minimize the risk of a slip and all. Examples of measures that property owners should potentially take to reduce slip and fall hazards on slippery stairs include:
- Cleaning up spills
- Mopping up wet spots
- Using rugs or mats
- Cleaning greasy or unclean steps
- Placing caution signs on steps that have been recently washed and are still wet
Other Cautionary Measures to Reduce the Chances of a Slip and Fall
Sometimes it is not possible to ensure that a set of stairs will be dry at all times. This is, of course, the case with outdoor stairs. However, a property owner can reduce the chances of someone slipping and falling on a potentially wet outdoor set of stairs by doing the following:
- Resurfacing the stairs with gritty paint
- Using grip tape on each step
- Placing a rubber matt or pad on each step
- Placing caution signs at the top and bottom of a stairway
- Adding a handrail
- Reinforcing an existing handrail with a second railing on the other side
- Placing bright caution tape on the first step, or each step
- Placing a roof or awning over the stairs
Call a Miami Slippery Step Injury Lawyer Today for Help With Your Claim
The first steps in a slip and fall claim include seeking medical attention, notifying the property owner of your fall and resulting injury, and contacting an attorney. We strongly encourage you to discuss your case with a Miami slippery steps lawyer before talking to the other party about compensation or settling the matter. We can help you get what you are actually owed, not what the other party says you are owed. Call Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation.