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Premises Liability Attorneys

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Slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of places. From big box stores and privately owned businesses to grocery stores and restaurants, every place can be hazardous- especially in wet weather. In such conditions, it is the duty of these establishments to recognize potential hazards and take measures to prevent accidents. If they fail in this duty and someone gets injured, that person may be eligible for fair compensation. Speak to the Arvada premises liability attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. for help today.

Watch for Slippery Entrances

The entrance and foyer can be particularly dangerous in wet weather. Walk-off mats should be in place at all entry doors for use by customers. These mats should be capable of absorbing the water from wet shoes in order to reduce the likelihood of slip and fall accidents. These mats should be checked periodically, and replaced when they become saturated.

Even with the use of mats, the floor around these areas can become wet and slippery. To prevent slips and falls, additional precautions should be taken. First, an absorbent mop and a mop bucket with a good wringer should be used to remove any excess water from the mats. Also, the use of portable ‘Wet Floor’ warning signs should be placed both inside and outside the doors to warn customers of the possibility of a dangerous situation.

This area should be checked frequently by employees to be certain the area is safe.

Watch for Wet Stairs

Sidewalks and outside stairs are other areas of potential danger during wet weather. Downspouts should be positioned as to allow the water to spill into a dry well or other designated area and not allowed to accumulate on walkways.

Business owners have a duty to make sure outside stairs are in good repair with no cracked or worn treads that might create a slip and fall danger when wet. There should also be secure handrails on both sides so that all patrons have use of them.

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Business establishments owe their patrons a duty of care. They must do everything reasonable to protect from injury those who have been invited onto their property, including customers. They are required to resolve any hazardous conditions as soon as they are made aware of them.

If you’ve been injured at a place of business due to owner or employee negligence, you could be eligible to receive compensation.

If it is determined that the business is responsible for your slip and fall accident, you could be eligible for the following types of compensation:

  • Special Compensatory Damages, including loss of earnings and earning potential, present and future medical expenses, and other expenses related to your injury.
  • You could also be eligible for general compensatory damages, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium or companionship.

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At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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