If you slip and fall on a wet floor, you may have legal options. Property owners who invite you onto their property have an obligation to keep the area safe. When they fail at that and their negligence causes someone to get hurt, they could be sued for damages. If you need help pursuing a case against a negligent property owner, a Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer from our firm might be able to help.

What Can Cause a Slip and Fall on a Wet Floor?

There are plenty of hazards that can cause a wet floor and dangers for people invited onto a property. Common issues include:

  • Broken or leaky pipes
  • Spilled products, especially in grocery stores
  • Water tracked in on rainy days

A property owner has to be on the lookout for such issues and ready to fix them. If something cannot be addressed right away, then a wet floor sign or a similar warning needs to be put in place. Anyone who does not take their responsibility to offer a duty of care to people who visit their property must be held accountable.

When Can You Sue Over a Wet Floor?

You can usually sue over a wet floor if the following conditions are met:

  • The establishment knew that there was a wet floor
  • There was nothing done to warn anyone about it
  • You were hurt as a result of this known hazard

This draws a clear line between the negligence of the property owner and your accident and injuries.

What Kinds of Damages Can You Win in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

When you sue for damages after falling on a wet floor, you should not just be reimbursed for your expenses. A fair compensation offer also makes up for psychological trauma and the mental anguish accident victims experience. Your damages should help make amends for:

  • Your injuries and medical costs
  • Missed work and lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Any other pain and suffering experienced as a result of the accident

How Long Do I Have to Pursue Damages?

You have two years to pursue a personal injury case after an accident, but we recommend acting long before this statute of limitations expires. The sooner you act, the sooner your lawyer can secure useful evidence, like surveillance footage that could have recorded your accident. Your lawyer can also talk to witnesses and get their testimony before memories begin to fade.

Ask to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been injured in a slip and fall on a wet floor, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can set up a free consultation and tell you more about your legal options. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.