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Tips for Preventing a South Florida Slip and Fall Accident

It doesn’t take much for a South Florida slip and fall accident to occur in an amusement park. Spilled liquids and foods can cause one to slip and fall, possibly spraining or breaking a limb or even causing a significant head trauma.

There are many ways to avoid becoming the victim of a slip and fall accident in Florida at amusement parks that include:

  • Be aware of what is around you. There are so many people at amusement parks, it is difficult to notice any spilled liquids or foods.

  • Watch for blocked-off areas. These areas may be specifically blocked off in order to prevent injuries from occurring.

  • Walk; don’t run. In the excitement to get to a ride or a parade, people will often run. Since there are so many obstacles, such as strollers and small children, tripping and falling is highly likely.

When a slip and fall accident occurs, people often experience head trauma from hitting their head on the floor. The skull serves as a protector around the brain. When a seemingly insignificant hitting of the head occurs, head trauma or brain damage can result. Head trauma that is overlooked can even lead to a fatality, taking the life of a loved one within a few hours.

Since the symptoms of a head injury can develop slowly over a period of several hours to several days, it is imperative to get the injury checked by a doctor. The head may look fine but be bleeding or bruised on the inside. This is why it is critical to get to the emergency room after your South Florida slip and fall accident. Doctors will run the necessary tests to establish if there is any head trauma.

If your injuries were caused from the negligence at an amusement park, please call a knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer in South Florida to find out more about your rights to financial recovery. Premises liability attorney in Fort Lauderdale David Benenfeld can be reached for a free, no-obligation discussion of your case at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155.

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