Do you have a personal injury because a property owner was negligent? In America, slip and fall accidents are relatively common. On the job, women are more likely to slip and fall than men, but men are more likely to suffer a wrongful death from a slip and fall accident. However, while the thought of it is daunting, at least a slip and fall at work often comes with workers’ compensation.
That’s not the same if you happen to be shopping for groceries and slip and fall in the produce aisle. In these instances, the property owner might be liable for the fall accident if there was no wet floor sign visible.
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your accident. The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Florin|Roebig may be able to help you file a fall claim. To better understand if you need the help of a personal injury attorney, read this article about slip and fall accidents and premises liability and call for a free consultation today.
Why Should Business Owners Always Use A Wet Floor Sign?
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 dangerous condition that could result in accidents, including falls, that result in personal injury, including common fall injuries such as hurting your knee, back or neck and can even lead to death.
In the event grocery store employees have failed to use a wet floor sign resulting in a slippery floor and an injury, the store may be held liable and victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other expenses that stem from the accident. To avoid customers getting hurt and businesses being pulled into a fall case, it’s important that business owners train employees to use wet floor signs properly any time the floor is wet.
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What Do You Do If You Slipped And Fell On A Wet Floor?
If you’ve sustained personal injury because you fell on a slippery floor, you may need legal advice. Complete these steps and call Florin|Roebig for a free consultation:
Get medical treatment: If you think you may have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Even if you didn’t sustain serious injuries, it’s important to get evaluated for all injuries related to a fall accident. Unfortunately, many people don’t get treated for injuries that end up becoming more serious, simply because they are concerned about medical bills. We can help by filing a fall down claim.
Contact Florin|Roebig: At Florin|Roebig, we value the attorney-client relationship and understand that anything you tell us during a free consultation is private. A skilled fall-down attorney at Florin|Roebig can help you get compensation for one of these common injuries:
A brain injury can be more than just a concussion. If you have a concussion, you might experience temporary unconsciousness along with a head injury or abrasion. However, you may not be able to tell all of the effects of a permanent brain injury right away. If you fell and received a concussion, it’s important you seek medical attention to ensure things like hemorrhaging in the brain have not also occurred.
Neck injuries, like whiplash, occur when the vertebrae, muscle tissue or other parts of the neck are injured or broken. A neck injury can be potentially deadly and should always be followed by a medical examination.
Back injuries can also be serious injuries. If your back hurts after a fall down accident you may have broken bones, strained muscles or damaged vertebrae. Make sure to seek medical treatment if you’ve been in a fall down accident and experience back pain as a symptom of injury.
If you fall on a slippery floor and land on one or both of your knees, you can sustain a serious knee injury. The knee is a joint that has bones, tendons and ligaments. The bones around the knee can sustain fractures and tendons and ligaments can strain or worse, tear. If you experience knee pain it’s important to seek medical attention to ensure you don’t have lasting problems with your mobility.
Accident victims with premises liability cases need to make an accident claim with an experienced slip and fall attorney.
Who Is Liable If You Slipped On Wet Floor With No Wet Floor Sign?
Grocery stores and retail locations are common places where someone might slip on a floor that doesn’t have a visible wet floor sign. In these instances, premises liability likely falls on the business owner who failed to ensure safety at their location with the use of warning signs. If you need medical attention after a slip and fall accident, it’s important you receive the necessary care without having to worry about the looming medical bills that your insurance company might not cover.
In these cases, the business owners have duty of care, or the fiduciary responsibility to ensure their locations are safe to shoppers. A slippery floor that has no warning sign is not safe for people and can cause accidents that rack up medical expenses. In these cases, a personal injury lawyer can help you make a fall claim. In cases of serious injuries or wrongful death, an attorney should be one of the first calls you make.
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A head injury, knee injury or any personal injury from a slip and fall accident can be devastating and life-altering, resulting in lost wages and work opportunities and lots of costly medical expenses. If your insurance company denies all or part of your fall claim, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you recoup some of that money by proving premises liability of the store owner where the wet floor slip occurred.
Visible warning signs are required when floors are wet because signage prevents accidents. If you have a lasting injury from a fall accident or your loved one experienced wrongful death as a result of a slip and fall accident, don’t wait to call Florin|Roebig. We have a real person waiting to hear about your fall claim who will take your contact information and pair you with a fall lawyer for a free consultation. Personal injury cases are important. Being compensated for medical expenses due to someone else’s negligence is important. Know your rights and call today!
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