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$137,500 For Client Injured In Monterey Slip And Fall Accident, Despite Wet Floor Signs

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Slips and falls are one of the most common accidents and can leave victims suffering serious personal injuries. Negligence on the part of property owners is often responsible. They have a legal duty to maintain the premises and provide warning signs of dangerous conditions. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable in a slip and fall claim.

In a recent case, our Monterey slip and fall lawyer represented a client injured due to wet floors at a local pet store. Despite wet floor signs, we were still able to secure more than $137,000 for our client due to the store’s failure to follow standard safety practices.

Property Owner Negligence: Your Rights In Filing A Slip and Fall Claim

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), over one million people seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms for slip and fall injuries each year. Negligence of property owners is often to blame.

Property owners have a legal duty to address dangerous issues that could cause others harm. This includes:

  • Wet, slippery floors;
  • Uneven flooring tiles;
  • Worn carpeting;
  • Cluttered aisles and walkways;
  • Lack of proper lighting or handrails on stairs.

In cases where immediate correction of the problem is not an option, property owners are required to post warning signs, alerting visitors to potential dangers. However, as a recent case shows, even when warning signs are posted, they may still be held liable for personal injuries that happen on the premises.

Petco’s Failure To Follow Floor Safety Practices Results In Major Win For Our Client 

Under the California Civil Code, everyone is responsible for their actions. When someone suffers personal injuries due to the negligence of another, the at-fault party can be held liable for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages that result.

We recently represented a client injured while shopping at a local pet store. The young man entered the store a half hour before closing, but the cleaning crew had already begun mopping. Our client walked into a freshly mopped patch, slipped and fell as a result, and suffered an extremely painful injury-a dislocated knee cap and tearing of the surrounding tendons.

He underwent surgery to repair the damage, but was still suffering impacts three years later. The pet store originally denied liability, claiming the cleaning crew posted wet floor signs. However, after the victim contacted our office, we were able to obtain $137,500 in a settlement. We showed that, despite the signs, the store was negligent in violating national company policy which prohibited any mopping until after closing.

Get The Compensation You Need To Recover From Slip And Fall Injuries

At The Allen Law Firm, we help you get the compensation you are entitled to when slip and fall accidents happen. To get the maximum amount you are entitled to, call or contact our Monterey slip and fall lawyers online and request a consultation today.

Sources:

nfsi.org/nfsi-research/quick-facts/

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=1714.&lawCode=CIV

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