Media Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Slips and Falls on a Wet Floor
As a experienced Media Personal Injury Lawyers, clients come to me all the time with questions regarding slip and falls on a wet floor. Like all premises liability claims, claims based on a slip and fall on a wet floor surface require actual or constructive notice of the defective or dangerous condition by the property owner themselves. What does that mean? You have a lot of different types of slip and fall cases predicated on a wet floor that could be as simple as a customer before you in the aisle drops their coffee cup and spills some liquid on the floor, if that liquid was only there for a few minutes, you’re going to have a tough time proving the store had notice or should have had notice of that condition. What you want to look for are conditions that are open and presentable to people all around them.
One particular example I could think of is if you’re in a grocery store and there’s a pallet of ice cream in the aisle being stocked into the freezer by an employee, that employee obviously has notice of the fact there is a pallet of frozen materials that is slowly melting onto the floor. If it is not the employee themselves, let’s say it’s an employee of the actual ice cream manufacturer, it’s still a big open an obvious condition the grocery store should be aware of the potential threat of that. That is a good illustration of the difference because, as I said before, you need to be able to show actual or constructive notice of that wet and dangerous condition. That’s why most of the time, for instance, if a floor is being mopped they have a caution wet floor sign, because they’re aware of the condition. If they’re mopping the wet floor and there is no wet floor sign, then you might have a good case against that store owner for negligence.
If you have any questions regarding slip and fall injuries from a wet floor in a store, please contact our Media Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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