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2300 Main Street, Suite 170
Kansas City, MO 64108
Spills, mopping the floor, walking in from the rain; water on the floor presents a slip and fall hazard. Wet floors may be a common everyday occurrence; however, you can easily wind up with serious injuries in a slip and fall accident suffering minor bumps and bruises to life threatening head trauma and more.
Some slip and fall accidents are due to your own negligence and others due to another party’s negligence. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident while on another party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under premises liability laws. In these cases, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a fall claim.
Wet, slippery liquids on the floor must be cleaned up in a timely manner. Customers, employees and other visitors must be protected or warned of potential dangers, for example, by putting up a wet floor sign or a “watch your step” notice.
The familiar A-frame “wet floor” sign is probably the most common way commercial establishments warn visitors about this type of hazard. However, on-site visitors can be warned of the hazard in different ways, for instance, using orange cones or taping off the area.
Warning signs protect business owners as much as they do customers, and that’s why they are so essential to use any time a wet floor occurs in a public place. Water being left on the floor is a dangerous condition that could result in fall accidents.
If you have had a fall on someone else’s property where there were unsafe conditions, you may be able to file a premises liability claim.
In short, premises liability holds property owners legally responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. In this case, the unsafe condition is some type of water/wetness on the floor.
In a slip and fall claim, you will need to prove that:
Ways you may be able to prove the establishment “should have been aware” or that a dangerous condition existed:
A wet floor sign (or other warning) does not necessarily prevent you from filing a claim. If you prove that:
Your attorney will help you determine whether the “Wet Floor” (or other warning) sign did its duty to warn you and may ask questions such as:
Have you had a slip and fall and suffered a serious injury? Talk with one of our personal injury attorneys and we will help you determine who is liable for your injuries. Keep in mind, Missouri is a comparative negligence state and you could be deemed partially at fault.
What typically makes a slip, trip and fall accident a personal injury or premises liability case is that there is some neglected hazard or a potential for a hazard while on another person’s property. An experienced personal injury lawyer familiar with fall claims and premises liability laws can help you.
Questions? Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.
Slip and fall cases can be difficult to prove. To obtain compensation for your injuries, you need an experienced and aggressive personal injury legal team who knows what to look for and how to build your case. The legal team at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is that team, having obtained substantial settlements for premises liability cases. Contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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