Wet and Slippery Floors Can Contribute to Serious Slip and Fall Accidents By Steve Charpentier on April 09, 2014

Wet and Slippery Floors Can Contribute to Serious Slip and Fall AccidentsWhen we visit places of business, we expect that the property owners have done their best to ensure that the premises are safe and free from potential safety hazards of any kind. Yet many times there are injuries at a place of business that are the result of negligent property owners not considering the safety and well being of the people who visit. Should you or a loved one be injured in such instances, it's important to speak with our legal team. Partnering with personal injury attorneys is crucial for obtaining just compensation and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Let's take a moment right now to consider slip and fall accidents at businesses, in particular, slip and fall accidents that are caused by wet floors or slippery floors.

About Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a broad range of accidents that are related to people being injured due to various hazards on the ground. This could be exposed cables or wires, objects left on the ground (e.g., tissue paper, ball bearings), or liquids.

Why Wet Floors Pose a Serious Danger

Wet floors pose a particularly serous threat of slipping to people at a business. This is particularly true of places with hardwood, tile, or linoleum floors, such as grocery stores, drug stores, and convenience stores. Wet floor can sometimes occur at entrances (particularly during rainstorms) or by any refrigerated aisles or aisles with beverages and other liquid products.

What Businesses Should Do to Prevent Wet or Slippery Floors

Businesses can do a lot to prevent wet or slippery floors from occurring. For one, having absorbent mats by the entryways is a good idea, particularly during storms of any kind. This helps reduce the amount of moisture that employees and customers can bring into the stores from outside. Having textured, non-slip padding in high-traffic areas of a store/business is also helpful.

Sales associates and employees should do cursory walks around the business to make sure that there are no wet surfaces present. This can go a long way to protect consumers and visitors from serious harm.

What Businesses Should Do When Floors Are Wet

In the event of a spill at a business, it's important that employees place wet floor signs around the area to warn customers of a potential slipping hazard. Mopping up the liquid or spill as soon as possible is ideal. As long the business is being monitored, such dangers should be dealt with easily an quickly. Failure for a business to do so, however, can be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.

How Our Team of Attorneys Can Help You

Slip and fall accidents need to be taken seriously no matter what their cause, which is why having our lawyers on your side is crucial. We will make sure that the business is taken to task for negligence and that you and your loved ones receive just compensation for any injuries that have been sustained and other losses. We want to make sure that businesses take responsibility for their actions.

Learn More About Your Legal Options in Premises Liability Lawsuits

For more information about your legal options following a serious injury at a place of business, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. The legal team at The Charpentier Law Firm looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive just compensation for any injuries sustained.

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