When you enter a property other than your own, you reasonably expect it to be well-maintained and safe. However, severe accidents and injuries can occur when the appropriate parties fail to uphold their legal duty of care by remedying hazardous conditions on their premises. Wet, slippery, and uneven floors cause most slip-and-fall accidents in Alabama. If you fell on a wet floor due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your damages. Please continue reading to learn your rights when injured because of another’s negligence and how a dedicated Birmingham Slip and Fall Lawyer can help you through this difficult time. 

What Injuries Can You Sustain From a Slip and Fall Accident?

Wet floors can present a significant danger when you enter commercial properties like grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, movie theatres, and other public places. Although property owners must ensure guests are safe upon entering their business, many property owners neglect to take the necessary steps to mitigate the risks of accidents and injuries. This includes leaving spilled liquids, leaky pipes, melted snow or ice, and freshly painted floors unattended. Further, they often fail to provide adequate warning signage, alerting visitors to hazardous wet floors. As a result, visitors sustain severe injuries that negatively impact their lives. The following include, but are not limited to, some of the injuries you can sustain from a slip and fall accident:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations and contusions

When is a Property Owner Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident if a Wet Floor Sign Was Posted?

As mentioned above, property owners are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for guests. This includes repairing hazardous conditions or posting the appropriate warning signage. Wet floor signs can be an easy fix to warn customers of the risk of a slip and fall injury. However, the mere presence of these warning signs doesn’t automatically absolve property owners of liability if someone slips and falls.

While wet floor signs can reduce a property owner’s liability under certain circumstances, it doesn’t mean you’re barred from pursuing legal action if you slip and fall while a wet floor sign is posted. Ultimately, if an injured party can prove that their injuries were caused as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence, they can recover compensation for their economic and non-economic damages stemming from the accident.

If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled lawyer from Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track.