When you think of slip and fall accidents, you probably imagine someone slipping on a wet floor in a grocery store, restaurant, or mall. That is because these kinds of accidents are extremely common, and they can happen almost anywhere.
These slip and fall accidents are most often caused when the floor is slick or slippery, but it does not always happen because of water spills or puddles. To be sure, water pooled on the floor can be a slipping hazard. But other things can make floors slippery, such as cleaning products, spilled food, or bad weather that patrons have tracked inside.
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident because of a wet or slippery floor, you need to contact a Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible to help you with your case.
Causes of Wet or Slippery Floors
Floors can become slippery and hazardous for many different reasons. Any time there is something slick on the floor that should not be there, it can potentially be dangerous.
Wet floors can be found almost anywhere if someone has been cleaning or if there is bad weather outside. However, they are most frequent in places like grocery stores and restaurants that handle food and are more likely to have to clean the floors on a regular basis. Slippery floors can also be caused by things like spilled food, which is most common in grocery stores and restaurants. It is the responsibility of employers and owners to make sure that their spaces are clean from spills and other slipping hazards. If they should have been aware of the hazard, or if they were aware, and they failed to warn people about it or clean it up, then they are responsible for any injuries that occur because of the wet floors or spilled food.
Floors that must be cleaned regularly also often mean that there are slipping hazards because of the cleaning products. Floor wax and other cleaners have to either be removed or dry before the floors are safe to walk on. If someone had been cleaning the floors and did not properly use the cleaning products or place a sign warning people about the potential hazard, the owner or employer might be legally responsible for your injuries.
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can be serious and painful. You could end up in the hospital or emergency room with broken bones, cuts, bruises, or sprains. In serious cases, you may even find yourself in the hospital with head or spinal injuries, which can sometimes cause worse problems like disabilities or even death. Some of these injuries can be very expensive to treat, such as if you have to have surgery, take medication, or do physical therapy. The medical bills can add up and become a major burden for you and your family.
As soon as you are able, you need to get in touch with a Pennsylvania slip and fall attorney right away. We will make home or hospital visits if needed so that we can begin to prepare your case. We will help get together the evidence needed to prove to the employer and the employer’s insurance company that they were negligent, and we will make sure that you are compensated for any medical bills you may have to pay as a result of your slip and fall injuries.
Give us a call today. Our attorneys have years of experience handling cases like yours and are ready to help you with your claim.