Everyone deserves to feel safe out in public. If you were in a grocery store, shopping mall, or any other public place and there was no sign warning you of a wet floor, someone needs to be held liable for the injury you suffered.
Did you suffer a slip and fall where there was no wet floor sign? Property owners owe you a duty of care. If you suffered an injury from a fall where there was no wet floor sign, you may be entitled to compensation as the property owner failed to warn you about the risk of slipping. Depending on where your slip and fall occurred and the severity of your injuries, generally a settlement can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars all the way up to six-figures.
Slip and fall accidents often occur when someone is injured due to an unsafe condition on the floor, which can cause someone to fall and sustain serious injuries. If you fell in a public place due to a spill on the ground, the property owner or manager of the premises where your serious injuries occurred has an obligation to ensure your safety. There should always be a wet floor sign visible for all to see, mitigating the risk that someone would slip on the puddle and suffer a fall.
In order to hold them accountable for failing to put out a wet floor sign, you’ll need to create a premises liability case that proves this negligence on behalf of the property owner. Schedule a free consultation with The Accident Network Law Group to see if you are eligible to file a slip and fall claim, and your attorney will help you hold the at-fault party liable. The only way to know how much money you can be entitled to if a property owner failed to put out a wet floor sign is to speak with an attorney.
How Do I Know Who Is Liable For My Slip And Fall?
Your attorney will compile evidence that will seek to prove who is liable for your slip and fall. In the event that the property owner failed to put out a wet floor sign when you were injured, this piece of evidence strongly suggests negligence on behalf of the property owner. But, as with all evidence in a court of law, it will need to be proven before a judge in order to be considered fact.
One of the benefits of working with a lawyer is that they will help you compile all the evidence you need to build a strong case. In this situation, your lawyer can contact the place you fell and seek security camera footage that shows exactly what happened when you fell. If it can be proven that the property owner or an employee never put out a wet floor sign, it’s likely that the property owner will be held accountable. Your lawyer can also contact witnesses in order to get their testimony of what happened the day you were injured, as it’s helpful to have multiple accounts of the incident.
There are, of course, circumstances in which the property owner might not be held liable for your injuries, even if they did in fact fail to put out a wet floor sign. If you were trespassing after hours, were illegally on the premises, or in an area where shoppers or pedestrians are barred from visiting, the property owner does not owe you the same duty of care that they would if you were lawfully on their premises. Of course, every slip and fall accident is unique, so check with a premises liability lawyer first before assuming you don’t have a case. Without consulting with a lawyer, you may be missing out on the compensation you deserve.
How Much Money Can I Get For A Slip And Fall?
In civil cases, damages are a remedy in the form of monetary compensation that is awarded to the harmed party. If you suffered an injury after falling on a wet floor sign, a settlement can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars all the way up to six-figures. Generally speaking, the more serious your injuries are from the slip and fall, the more compensation you will be awarded.
Your lawyer will seek to award you the compensation that covers the cost of your medical bills following the slip and fall accident. Depending on what you medically require, you may need to undergo surgery, physical therapy, or need long-term medical care in order to properly nurse yourself back to functioning health. You should not have to pay off all that medical debt on your own. Your lawyer will fight for your right to medical bill compensation, which can include emergency room visits, hospital stays, doctor’s office copays, prescription medication, or rehabilitative care.
You will not be eligible for workers’ compensation if your injury did not occur while on the clock or on your job’s premises. For this reason, your premises liability will fight for your right to lost wage compensation that makes up for the money you missed in your paycheck while you were forced to stay home from work.
In especially severe cases, punitive damages may be awarded to hold the at-fault party liable for their negligence. Punitive damages are a type of punishment that is placed on a defendant who acted especially reckless or depraved, causing you to get hurt. This type of compensation is usually reserved for extreme cases, so be sure to talk with a lawyer first if you believe your slip and fall was the result of extreme carelessness or recklessness.
Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation With The Accident Network Law Group Today If You Suffered A Slip And Fall In California?
Our team at The Accident Network Law Group has plenty of experience defending California slip and fall accident victims, and we will stop at nothing to earn you the compensation you deserve.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with The Accident Network Law Group today by calling (951) 291-0976 or sending us an email [email protected] We’ll help you compile evidence that demonstrates the negligence of the property owner and fight to win you a settlement that covers the cost of your medical bills and lost wages