Accidents are the fourth-leading cause of death in the US and a top reason that victims seek medical care for injuries, but you might be surprised at how the data breaks down. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost 201,000 are killed every year, and 97.9 million people head to the ER for treatment of unintentional injuries. However, contrary to popular misconception, just 20% of these incidents are motor vehicle collisions. More people are affected by falls and related accidents, many of which are preventable.
You are in an ideal position to prevent accidents at home, but there can be hidden dangers in the businesses you visit. Owners can be held accountable under Florida law, so they may attempt to “unhide” hazards by posting warning signs. Help from a Miami premises liability lawyer is essential for addressing such a defense, though some basic information is useful.
Property Owner’s Duty of Care