It is the responsibility of property owners to provide a safe environment for visitors and customers. Unfortunately, some refuse to even take the simplest of preventative measures, such as a setting out a wet floor sign if a spill occurs.
No matter what the causes of wet and slippery floors, it’s the responsibility of the property owner to be aware of the potential problems and to take actions that will limit the risk of slips and falls. Some common causes of wet and slippery floors that can lead to accidents include mopping, leaks, other customers bringing moisture inside during bad weather, and a lack of floor drains. Property owners can reduce the risk of injuries by using wet floor signs, placing mats or carpets on the floors, using floor drains, promptly cleaning spills, and reporting and repairing any leaks that cause water accumulation.
Most slip and fall accidents that occur in public places result in only minor injuries. However, in some cases, a slip and fall accident can lead to very severe injuries, such as broken bones, trauma to the head or neck, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, or even death. Accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for their medical expenses, as well as other damages.
If you are in Houston and you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call the Houston slip and fall accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. We work with personal injury victims to ensure they are treated fairly by the court system. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can also visit us on LinkedIn to learn more.