Wet Floors and the Hazards They Pose: Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuits

Apr 11, 2014 @ 11:20 AM — by Edward Deason

Wet Floors and the Hazards They Pose: Slip and Fall Accident LawsuitsAll accidents that occur on another property need to be taken very seriously, no matter what the circumstances of these accidents may be. When you or a loved one is injured, it's imperative that you speak with the team at the Law Offices of Edward Deason. Our personal injury attorneys will fight for you and your legal rights, ensuring that you receive just compensation for any injuries sustained and hardships endured as a result of another person's negligence.

Right now, we want to look at slip and fall accidents that are caused by wet floors. Since these kinds of accidents tend to be avoidable through basic actions of a business owner, these kinds of accidents must be taken seriously.

The Basics: About Premises Liability Lawsuits

Some basics about premises liability law first. Premises liability refers to cases brought against the owners of a property when an injury accident of some kind is caused by negligence on their part. This could be inattentiveness, poor maintenance, or other matters that lead to hazards to customers or visitors. Ultimately, premises liability lawsuits are crucial for ensuring your safety at a business; they help hold businesses accountable and ensure proper safety standards as well.

The Dangers of Wet and Slippery Floors

Wet floors can make slips and injuries from falls much more likely. These kinds of issues can happen in any establishment with hardwood floors, linoleum floors, or tile floors. Generally, these issues tend to be common at grocery stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and any establishments with refrigerated goods and/or beverages.

Common Sense Prevention for Businesses

Businesses can take many steps to reduce the chances of a wet floor or slippery floor. For one, they can place absorbent mats at the entrances of their business. This helps prevent wet shoes from bring moisture into the store and creating potential slipping hazards. Some textured padding on the floor, particularly at the entrance way, can also be help to prevent possible injuries and falls.

Aside from this, it's a good idea for employees at a business to walk the aisles just to ensure that floors are clean, dry, and free from potential hazards.

Common Sense Solutions In Case of a Wet Floor

If there is a wet floor at a business, it's a good idea for employees to place a wet floor sign in the area as soon as possible to warn customers of a potential hazard. Once this is done, it's ideal for the wet floor to be mopped and thoroughly dried as soon as possible. This helps protect customers for potential injury.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

Our lawyers will not be intimidated by the legal teams that a business has in place. We believe in fairness and the law, and we want to make sure that businesses are held accountable when negligence on their part leads to harm. Our lawyers will handle the nuances of the law while you focus on recovery and healing.

Learn More About Premises Liability Lawsuits

For more information about the dangers of slippery and/or wet floors at a place of business, be sure to contact our personal injury law firm in Torrance today. At the Law Offices of Edward Deason, we take all injury accidents seriously and hope to help you in your quest for justice.

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