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I was injured when I slipped and fell on a recently mopped floor. Do I have a personal injury claim?

by | Feb 18, 2021 | Personal Injury

The short answer is yes, with some exceptions.

In Ohio and Kentucky, a business owes a duty to customers to keep the premises safe from hazards that pose a risk of injury. Water on public floors constitutes a hazard that poses a risk of injury.  If the water is there because the floor had been recently cleaned or mopped, the business may be liable for your injury because it created the hazard.

Though, a business may not responsible for all instances of water being on its floors.

If the water is open and obvious to the customer, the business owner is not liable. Since water is transparent and usually hard to see on a tiled floor, it is generally deemed not open and obvious, unless adequate warning is given to the customer that the floor is dangerous.  Prudent business owners use Caution Wet Floor signs to warn customers of fall hazards.  The signs must be properly placed so they are visible and adequately warn the customer of the location of the water.

There are other exceptions and nuances to these cases as well. if you are hurt after slipping and falling at a business, it is best to contact an attorney.

We fight hard for our clients.  We have won significant jury verdicts and reached large settlements in slip and fall cases. We are not afraid to go against large corporations and their insurance companies.

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