How Might I Slip and Fall on a Wet Floor?

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Every time you step out of your private home and onto another party’s premises, you must be cautiously aware that safety hazards may be lying in every corner. One potentially dangerous condition that you must keep an eye out for is a wet floor. But unfortunately, even if you make your best efforts to avoid it, you may still slip, fall, and ultimately incur injuries. Continue reading to learn how you might slip and fall on a wet floor and how an experienced Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you hold the negligent property owner liable for your injuries and damages.

How might I encounter a wet floor?

You may just assume that encountering a wet floor is only a possibility when a premises is freshly mopped. However, below are other possible encounters that may prove otherwise:

  • You might encounter spilled cleaning supplies in a gym facility.
  • You might encounter spilled liquids in the aisles of a grocery store.
  • You might encounter a spilled beverage in the walkways of a restaurant.
  • You might encounter undrained pool water in the restroom facilities of a public swimming pool.
  • You might encounter uncleared rainwater on the sidewalks or stairways to a public property entrance.

And sadly, with your encounter with a wet floor, you may subsequently incur serious injuries. That is, the impact of your fall may lead to head injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or even organ damage.

How might a property owner be liable for my slip and fall on a wet floor?

You may rest assured knowing that there may be legal options at your disposal to properly recover from your slip and fall injuries. Without further ado, a property owner might have been negligent, and therefore liable for your accident with a wet floor, if any of the following scenarios are true:

  • A property owner might not have routinely inspected their premises and therefore was unreasonably unaware of the existence of a wet floor.
  • A property owner might not have fairly warned you about the existence of a wet floor by failing to post any signage.
  • A property owner might have posted wet floor signage but at a blind spot, at a location with inadequate lighting, etc.
  • A property owner might have posted wet floor signage but without offering a reasonable, alternate route to take.
  • A property owner might have posted wet floor signage but removed it before all possible routes were cleared.
  • A property owner might have posted wet floor signage but not signage for the existence of other safety hazards.

At the end of the day, the best way to ensure your financial compensation is to retain the services of a skilled Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer. So please do not hesitate to contact White Personal Injury today.

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