Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall

Each year, thousands of people are injured by slip and fall accidents in the Tampa Bay area. A slip and fall accident usually consists of tripping, falling, slipping, or being injured by a falling object. Accidents can sometimes happen, but it is important that property owners practice due diligence in ensuring their property is safe. This is something many property owners neglect.

Imagine for a moment that you are taking a trip to the grocery store, something we all must do. It has been raining outside and the sidewalks and roadways are very wet. When people enter the grocery store, they bring the water with them, leaving the floor slippery and wet.

This is unavoidable, but what is not avoidable is the continued slickness of the floor. Management has the responsibility and protocols to deal with this and ensure the safety of the premises by:

  • Letting shoppers know before they enter the store that the store may be wet and/or slippery
  • Ensuring enough employees are on staff to clean up any messes
  • Follow company procedures and provide a safe environment for customers

 

If all businesses followed their own rules, there might not be slip and fall cases. However circumstances occur each day that allow slip and fall accidents to happen in the Tampa Bay area. Management may have not staffed enough employees that day in an attempt to increase their profits, with the understaffing creating a situation for a slip and fall accident to occur.

Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney

The Law office of Michael Meksraitis is not concerned with how a business operates unless it results in unsafe conditions for visitors or employees. If it is the responsibility of every person to practice due diligence in maintaining their own safety, shouldn’t businesses be responsible for ensuring the safety of their customers and employees?

If you or a family member have been injured in a Tampa slip and fall accident and received injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our office has over forty years of experience in handling slip and fall cases in the Tampa area. Our office provides free consultations and we do not get paid unless you do.

Contact Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney Michael Meksraitis
102 S. Westland Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 250-0885
Fax: (813) 250-0897