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What summertime injuries should I be concerned about?

Sunny days and hot weather in Florida create the perfect recipe for shopping and spending more time outside. They also create conditions that increase the risk of injury-causing accidents. Most malls, stores and other establishments in the area are relatively safe. But there are potential hazards that can affect your safety. 

Common causes of swimming pool accidents

Swimming pool accidents are becoming a common occurrence in Florida. As fun and exciting as the lure of taking a dip in the pool seems, the risk of accidents and injuries is great. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005 to 2014, there were 3,536 unintentional drownings in the United States. The majority of these accidents were preventable.

The dangers of uneven floor surfaces

Every day, someone slips and falls on uneven pavement in Florida. Around the country, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury for certain people. Residential falls are the cause of almost 6,000 deaths, states A Secure Life. The severity of injuries for this type of accident ranges from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones and death. Victims who injure themselves while walking on uneven surfaces often face long recovery times. People should make themselves aware of the dangers of uneven pavements and surfaces so they can avoid them.

Wintertime slip falls

Winter is here, the temperatures are dropping in Florida and snow is on the ground. These conditions are just right for slip-and-fall accidents to occur. Trips, slips and falls may seem like harmless incidents but they are a leading cause of injury for the elderly. Everyone should make themselves aware of the risks that are associated with wintertime slip-and-falls so they can avoid them.

Holiday slip-and-fall hazards

The holiday season is here, bringing with it an increase in traffic and shoppers to establishments all over Florida. Holiday slip-and-falls are also at an all-time high, making personal safety a main concern. According to EHS Today, each year, 17,000 people die from slip-and-fall related accidents. This type of accident is the reason why one million people sustain injuries that often require emergency treatment. Anyone who plans to travel and visit different places throughout the season should take heed of the following hazardous conditions.

What do I do if I slip-and-fall in my apartment building?

Being a renter in Florida offers you some degree of protection against certain types of incidents and accidents that can occur in your apartment building. If you happen to slip-and-fall one day while in you are in your apartment complex, you may be wondering what actions you should take to deal with any financial obligations and consequences that occur as a result of your accident and potential injuries.

Senior citizens and slip-and-falls

Many seniors in Florida are more agile and mobile than ever before. However, they have a higher risk of slipping and falling. Because of this risk, many older people often sustain injuries that result in them needing some form of medical care. According to Comfort Keepers, falls can severely compromise an older person’s quality of life. Seniors who suffer severe injuries from falling may lose their ability to live independently which can lead to the development of isolation, depression, physical and social issues.

I fell in my apartment building – can I sue my landlord?

Accidents are quite common occurrences in apartment buildings in Florida. If you are wondering if you can sue your landlord after falling in your apartment building, you may be surprised to learn that there are certain hazards and dangerous conditions that your landlord can be held responsible for if he or she did not take certain action to correct them, states website Landlordology.

Slip and falls - how can I protect my tenants?

You own an apartment complex in Miami-Dade and you have been diligent in making all repairs and handling tenant concerns in a timely manner. Unfortunately, one of your tenants slipped and fell in a common hallway and now you find yourself wondering – how can I protect my tenants from slip-and-fall accidents on my property?

Preventing senior slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents in Miami-Dade are a common source of senior citizen injuries. Although there are many factors that cause elderly people to trip, fall and injure themselves, many of them can be prevented. Reducing the amount of these types of incidents can reduce the risk of accident and injury to the elderly and make their surroundings less hazardous.

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