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Slippery Flooring Accidents

Brooklyn Lawyers Fight for Victims of Slippery Floor Accidents

Dedicated attorneys seek full compensation for harm from sudden slips

There are few moments more frightening than when you feel your feet go out from under you. But that instant of panic might be nothing compared to the pain inflicted when you hit the hard surface. If you’ve slipped and fallen due to a slick surface on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. A Brooklyn slippery flooring accident attorney at Goldberg Sager & Associates can help. We provide compassionate yet aggressive representation for slip and fall accident victims throughout New York City. 

Holding businesses accountable for falls on slippery floors

Slippery floor accidents often occur on commercial property, such as restaurants, retail stores and office buildings. Commercial property owners have a duty to keep their places of business reasonably safe. This means being proactive about activity that could produce slick floor conditions, by either remedying the situation or effectively warning visitors about the wet floor. A slippery floor condition that goes unaddressed for an unreasonable amount of time indicates negligence which could make the owner liable for injuries that result. 

Top causes of slippery floor accidents

There are numerous reasons why the floor of a commercial space could become slippery, such as:

  • Customers or employees spilling something
  • Ice or water tracked in from outside
  • Merchandise falling from a shelf and shattering
  • Ceiling or air conditioner leak
  • Display case leaking
  • Dropped food 
  • Overflowed or leaking garbage receptacle
  • Restroom plumbing leak or clog 

Dangerous walking surfaces frequently exist on commercial properties, such as:

  • Grocery stores
  • Retail stores
  • Subway stations
  • Restaurants
  • Theaters
  • Office buildings

Property owners must respond by quickly cleaning up the mess or at least warning customers not to enter the affected area.

Steps you can take after a Brooklyn slippery flooring accident

The moments after a fall are vital for your health and your legal case. Victims of slip and fall accidents should:

  • Take photos of the wet hazard
  • Collect contact information from potential witnesses
  • Save receipts that might verify the time and place of the accident
  • Report the incident to property owners
  • Retain the clothes you wore
  • Immediately seek medical treatment

Wet floor accidents can be difficult to prove because it’s so easy for the property owner to clean up the condition and pretend it never happened. For this reason, if you suffer a fall in a retail store or on any other commercial property, it’s vitally important to collect evidence, and contact a slip and fall attorney right away.

How a Brooklyn slip and fall accident lawyer can help after an injury

Proving a floor was wet or that a caution sign was inadequate can be difficult. An experienced attorney can assemble the necessary evidence by interviewing witnesses and examining pertinent documents, such as inspection schedules and maintenance reports. From there, we will negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company so that they will offer a fair settlement. If the insurance company is unreasonable, our firm will take your case to trial.

Compensation available after a fall due to slippery flooring

Personal injury damages can address economic and noneconomic losses you suffered due to the fall. These can include medical expenses, income lost by being unable to work, and compensation for your pain and suffering. As your advocates, we are determined to secure the highest award possible given the facts of your case.

Contact a Brooklyn premises liability lawyer for a free consultation 

Goldberg Sager & Associates pursues payment for New York City residents injured in slip and fall accidents caused by wet floors. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, please call 718-514-9516 or contact us online today.

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