In many trip and fall accidents in stores, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses, torn carpeting is a culprit. This is surprising to many people who travel to Hollywood and other parts of Florida and expect that they can at least walk around safely. Unfortunately, not all businesses are careful about maintaining their floors and keeping their guests safe.
If you are injured at any business due to a torn or badly maintained carpet, you will want to pick up the phone and contact a personal injury attorney right away. The law firm of Flaxman Law Group has been handling slip and fall and trip and fall cases across South Florida for decades. If you need immediate legal advice or assistance, you can always contact us through our website or by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626).Torn Carpets Lead to Serious Injury in Hollywood and Other Communities
Torn carpet is a lot more than just unsightly. This type of problem can and does lead to serious trip and fall accidents and serious injuries each year. Some people suffer from fractures, head injuries, and even serious back injuries due to a rip in a carpet. In high traffic areas in a business, patrons may not be looking at the floor and may not notice a small tear in a rug or carpet. This means that they may not be able to prevent a fall or lessen a fall, making a serious injury more likely.
Torn carpet can lead to big injury. There are many ways that a tear in the carpet can lead to a trip and fall accident:
- The tear may cause an uneven surface on the floor
- A person may not notice the tear and have their foot get caught up in the tear
- Loose threads from the tear can pose a tripping hazard
Carpet issues can be caused by many problems, including:
- Poor maintenance
- Incorrectly installed carpeting
- Rugs that have not been correctly secured to prevent rolling up at the corners or movement of the rug on a floor
- Objects (such as vacuums) being dragged over the carpet and causing snags or rips
- Intentional vandalism or damage of the carpet
At many businesses, carpets and rugs get a lot of use because of heavy foot traffic. In some businesses, such as hotels, there is also the risk that guests or pets will be careless with flooring or will even purposely damage business property. Nevertheless, businesses are expected to ensure that their properties are safe for patrons, and this means regularly checking to ensure that flooring is safe.
If you have been injured due to a poorly maintained or defective carpet in a store, shopping mall, or other business, you may have a premises liability claim or other claim. To get legal assistance after your injury and to find out more, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group to discuss your situation with a member of our legal staff. Our staff believes that everyone who has been injured deserves to have their story heard and that’s why we offer a free, no obligation case consultation to all new clients. Simply contact our law firm today to set up your free consultation.