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Preventing Retail Slip and Fall Injuries

This is the busiest time of year for retailers, and that hectic pace can mean more spills on store floors, which can lead to serious slip and fall injuries. While some people are fortunate enough to just have their egos bruised when they fall, slip and fall injuries can lead to serious and even fatal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, broken hips, and other serious injuries.

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If you’ve suffered an injury in a store that leads to high medical bills or lost wages because you need to stay home from work, contact Flaxman Law Group as soon as you can to set up a free consultation with a Hollywood slip and fall attorney. Our family-based law firm has more than 60 years of combined experience and we’re happy to explain whether you might have a claim.

How to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida Stores

While you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to speak with a Hollywood slip and fall attorney if you’re injured, it’s best to reduce your risk of an injury in the first place. Here’s how:

  • Go shopping during lower-traffic hours. Big crowds make it more likely that products will fall to the ground and pose a trip and fall or slip and fall risk. Less-busy times mean you have more room to shop and store employees have more time to clean up spills fast—before you’re injured.
  • Report spills you see. If you’re shopping and notice a spill on the floor, report it to an employee. You could help others avoid a painful injury.
  • Wear practical clothes. Wear clothes that allow for good mobility and choose shoes with good treads. That way, even if you don’t spot a spill on the floor, you may still be able to avoid a fall.
  • Stay distraction-free. Stay aware of your surroundings by putting away distractions and staying alert. This can help you spot not only spills but also other potential hazards.
  • Know what to do if you’re injured. If you do fall and injure yourself, take photos of the scene if you can and ask an employee to call a taxi or ambulance for you. Report the injury to the store and get a copy of the incident report. It’s also useful to consult with a Hollywood slip and fall injury attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.

Ultimately, while you can take steps to prevent a slip and fall, it’s up to the store to make sure the premises are safe for you and other shoppers. Stores may be expected to have a cleaning schedule to make sure floors stay safe and may be expected to respond fast if anyone reports a spill. If retailers fail to take these and other steps, they can be held liable if someone is injured.

Have you been injured while shopping? If so, the pain of your injury may be just the start. You may also be facing high medical bills, lost income due to time away from work, and other costs. These can quickly add up, so take steps now to protect your rights. Reach out to Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Hollywood slip and fall injury attorney who can review your rights and options.

Our team has recovered over $100 million for injured people, including multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts. Our family-based law firm is also known for our compassion and care with every case we take on, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like a legal opinion about your slip and fall injury.

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