Wet floors can be hazardous to shoppers

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C.

April 15, 2016

The rainy spring season is upon us. That means shopkeepers here will have to take special precautions to ensure that the floors of their establishments remain dry and free from slippery spots. Using industrial fans and mats can often help to keep entryways dry. Making sure that employees are trained in proper safety protocol for dealing with wet floors is another way that shopkeepers can ensure their shoppers stay safe.

Floors that are left wet and slippery can be hazardous to anyone who has to walk across them. If store patrons don’t know that the floor is wet, they might not pay attention and end up falling. One way to alert shoppers that the floors might be wet is by using signage; however, some businesses don’t do that. In that case, the business might be liable for the accident.

One thing that we know about slip-and-fall accidents is that the injuries the victim might suffer can be great. Head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and other similar injuries can all occur during a fall. Those types of injuries might not even be evident right away. In the case of a head injury, the symptoms might not show up for days or weeks after the accident.

Negligence on the part of the shopkeeper can turn a safe property into a hazardous property. Anyone who is injured in an accident that was the result of negligence has the option to pursue claims for compensation. We can help you to gather what you need for your case and seek the compensation that you deserve for the pain you had to endure.