Slip and Fall Accidents Resulting in Injuries--The Bathroom Can Be a Dangerous Place

June 16, 2011
By Ryan Hutson, Esq. on June 16, 2011 2:41 PM | | Comments (0)

Each year, thousands of people are injured in bathroom slip and fall accidents in the U.S. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 244,000 people (teenagers and adults) go to the emergency room every year because of accidents that occur in the bathroom and result in injuries. Most of these accidents - 80 percent - occur due to falls.

According to the National Safety Council, 70 percent of accidents that occur in the home happen in the bathroom. A large number of these incidents are slip and fall accidents, which take place in the presence of a wet floor, tub, or shower.

The CDC offers bathroom safety information on its website, including statistics, bathroom safety tips, and fall prevention.

In some cases, slip and fall accidents occur in hotel and motel bathrooms. Hotels and motels in Florida owe a higher duty of care to the public, who pay for their services. The hotels and motels are required to take basic precautions including showers with non-slip surfaces or at least non-slip mats, and safety grab bars and rails. If a hotel guest is injured as a result of negligent maintenance of the property, these facilities may be liable for not taking adequate precautions.

If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, contact our Coral Springs personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have represented many clients with slip and fall cases over the years. Attorney Dan Cytryn, the founder of our firm, has also presented seminars to attorneys on the topic of slip and fall. Our attorneys will answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights. Call us for a free consultation at 954-255-7000 or toll-free at 1-877-853-7466

Ryan Hutson, Esq. is a Coral Springs slip and fall attorney at Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A. We represent clients throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

The firm's founder, Dan Irving Cytryn, is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer handling personal injury cases including slip and fall, wrongful death, and motor vehicle accidents in Coral Springs for 30 years. He has received a 10.0 rating on Avvo, a lawyer rating service, which is the highest rating given for a lawyer. He is also rated the highest ability and ethics rating, "AV", by Martindale Hubbell, a company rating lawyers for more than 100 years.

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