Wet Floor Accidents
Wet floors aren't just messy, they're also extremely hazardous, and often result in slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injury in the U.S., trailing only car accidents. They are also one of the most common accidents cited in workers' compensation cases. Whether it's in an office building lobby, a grocery store aisle, restaurant, workplace, or a friend's home, a wet floor can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. Particularly in New England, winter weather can lead to an increased risk of harm due to slip and fall accidents in a variety of environments.
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Plymouth slip and fall lawyers have more than 146 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of accident cases, including those related to wet floors. We've been helping people recover after slip and fall and other accidents since 1994 by fighting aggressively to ensure that they seek the maximum legal remedies to which they are entitled. If you or a loved one has been injured in a wet floor accident, our personal injury lawyers have the skill, ability, and experience to assert your rights and pursue the monetary damages you deserve.Seeking Legal Damages for Wet Floor Accidents
Premises liability is a legal theory under which a property owner (or manager) may be held liable for injuries that occur at a residence, public building, or place of business. The owner is generally responsible for keeping the premises - floors, alleys, sidewalks, entrances, exits, etc. - in a safe condition. The owner is also required to warn visitors like invited guests, customers, and employees of any dangerous conditions, such as wet or damaged floors. That duty extends both to hazards that the owner knows about and those it should know about with reasonable diligence. An owner who fails to meet these responsibilities is generally liable for any resulting injuries.
In order to successfully sue for damages based on premises liability, a person must establish that the person or entity being sued (the defendant) owed them a duty to safely maintain the property and warn of dangers, failed to do so, and that the failure resulted in an injury. The damages available for wet floor accidents can include:
- Lost wages for missed time at work
- Medical expenses for any treatment related to injuries (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
It is also important to note that employees injured at their place of work (or some other job-related location) in a slip and fall accident may be entitled to seek not only workers’ compensation benefits, but also damages from the owner or manager of the property in a civil suit under a premises liability theory.How We Can Help You
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we combine significant litigation experience and substantial negotiation ability to help our clients maximize the damages to which they are entitled. We understand the intricacies of personal injury law, including the issues that often arise in wet floor accident cases, as well as the evidence needed to prove a client's case. We draw on professional staff and experts to help investigate and recreate accidents when necessary in order to clearly establish how the accident happened, how it could have been prevented, and who is responsible.
At our firm, we also pride ourselves in providing personalized legal services for our clients. That means keeping clients informed every step of the way and being available to discuss the case by phone and email. We will explain your rights and responsibilities to you, and we will listen to your story to ensure that we fully understand your interests and concerns.
Further, our lawyers have been successful both in taking cases all the way through trial, and avoiding protracted litigation through negotiated settlement. Among other victories, we have obtained settlements in amounts including $225,000 and $235,000 for clients in premises liability cases, and $25,000 for a client injured in a slip and fall accident on a boat.Personal Injury Advocates Fighting For Your Rights
From offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys represent accident victims throughout the state. We are dedicated to providing high quality legal services and guidance to you at all stages of your case. We will always return your emails and phone calls promptly – at our firm there is always someone available to talk to you. Contact us at 888.262.6664 or online to schedule your no-cost consultation. Nós Falamos Português.