Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale personal injury firm that provides legal representation for clients in Broward County, Dade County, and the rest of South Florida, is giving advice on how to prevent slip-and-fall accidents during the spring and summer seasons.
"Many people up north might associate slip-and-fall accidents with winter, given the amount of snow and ice that is present during that time," says Eric Ginnis, co-founder of Ginnis & Krathen. "But here in Florida, springtime rains can contribute greatly to these types of mishaps."
Americans may not be aware that the number one cause of accidental injury in the U.S. is from a slip-and-fall accident. Over a million people across the country visit the emergency room each year because of injuries suffered from falls.
This spring, there are some measures that you can take to minimize the chances of a slip-and-fall accident occurring on your property. These include:
Despite everyone's best efforts, it's quite possible that you could slip and fall on someone else's property. If this happens to you, here are some suggestions:
"It's natural to feel embarrassed after slipping and falling in a public place," says Eric Ginnis. "But it's essential to remember that you have rights, and that someone else may be partially or completely responsible for your slip-and-fall accident."
It may also become necessary for you to engage the services of a qualified personal injury attorney. Ginnis & Krathen has numerous years of experience in assisting slip-and-fall accident victims in South Florida. The firm’s lawyers are well versed in determining compensation amounts, dealing with insurance companies, and litigating personal injury lawsuits in court when needed. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a South Florida business, government office, or private residence, you should contact Ginnis & Krathen for a free, in-person consultation. You can speak to an attorney by calling 954-905-4600, or by submitting a request on the firm’s website.
About Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.
Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. is a personal injury firm that assists clients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and throughout South Florida. Their highly qualified attorneys are well skilled in all areas of personal injury and negligence, including slip-and-fall accidents, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, hit-and-run accidents, drunk driving accidents, and wrongful death lawsuits. Ginnis & Krathen prides itself on providing personal attention, straightforward answers to questions, and superior legal representation in your individual case. The firm is dedicated to serving its clients with honor, honesty, and integrity.