My eight-year-old son slipped and fell on a wet floor while we were shopping at a warehouse store in West Palm Beach. He broke his arm and suffered a concussion. There were no signs to let us know the floor had been mopped. Can we ask the store to help pay the medical bills for his slip and fall injury?
Property owners have a duty to warn visitors of possible dangers. When there is a spill in a store, it is common practice to post warning signs until the spill is cleaned up and the wet area is dry. If a customer ignores the posted warnings and walks in a wet area, he makes the choice to risk injury. If he slips and is injured, he cannot claim that the store caused his injuries through negligence and he cannot file a Florida premises liability claim.
But, it sounds like your child's injury occurred because the store employees did not follow the standard practice of posting warnings when a floor is wet. The store failed to warn of a known danger, so you may have a West Palm Beach slip and fall case. A West Palm Beach premises liability lawyer can determine if you have a Florida slip and fall injury claim.
Under Florida premises liability law, you may be able to claim damages for your child's past and future medical bills and pain and suffering. To learn more, download a free copy of West Palm Beach premises liability lawyer David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim or contact David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.