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Bathtub/Shower Falls

People in Hollywood and the rest of Florida may need to hop into the shower more often due to hot, sticky weather and frequent trips to swimming pools. Many local residents don’t think twice about multiple showers a day. However, showers and bathtubs are common sites of falls, even though most of us don’t see them as potential dangers. The slippery surface of a shower or bathtub can easily lead to a slip and fall accident, and many people who have injured themselves this way do not realize that they may have a legal claim.

If you have been injured in a shower or bathtub, you deserve to know your rights. Florida laws may allow you to seek compensation, but you can only secure fair compensation if you take the correct and decisive actions quickly following your injury. Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time if you have suffered an injury. The attorneys at our law firm can handle the details of your claim so that you can focus on getting your life back. Your initial consultation with Flaxman Law Group is free of charge and puts you under no obligation, so you risk nothing getting legal advice about your potential case.

Why Bath and Shower Falls Happen

There many reasons why bathtub and shower falls are especially common:

  • The surfaces get very slippery, especially when wet
  • Most bathtub and shower surfaces are tiled with sleek surfaces that can be dangerous
  • Some bathtubs and showers are not properly maintained
  • Manufacturers may design or manufacture a faulty shower or bathtub
  • Property managers at hotels, schools, pools, dorms, and other places may not maintain showers properly or may not act on reports of shower issues
  • People who get into a shower or bathtub may not be wearing their glasses if they need them, making injuries more likely
  • People tend to shower and bade in the morning or evening, when they are fatigued and more likely to slip and fall
  • The products used to clean bathtubs and showers may cause even more slippery surfaces
  • Showers and tubs may not have grab bars in order to break or stop a fall
Do You Have A Legal Claim?

You may assume that you do not have a legal claim if you have been injured in a shower or tab, especially if your injury occurred in a private home. This is not always the case. If you have been injured in a hotel, spa, or other business, you may of course have a larger claim because you may be able to show that the property owner failed to take proper care of their shower areas. Even if you have been injured at home, however, the manufacturer of your bathtub or shower or the contractor who has repaired or installed to shower or tub may be found partly liable if their work was faulty in some manner. In fact, in shower and bathtub slip and fall cases, there may be multiple liable parties including:

  • The property owner
  • The company that installed or maintained the tub or shower
  • The manufacturer of the bathtub or shower
  • The private company responsible for cleaning the bathtub or shower

In order to find out whether you have a claim, speak with a personal injury attorney who can review the details of your situation and can help you understand whether you have the option to pursue a civil lawsuit. If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney in Hollywood today, to not hesitate to contact the law offices of Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review. Our law firm is based in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami and we are proud to serve the entire South Florida area.

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