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People can get seriously injured when they slip and fall on a wet floor, which is why all types of establishments are supposed to do their best to keep all areas safe for the customers and other people who are invited onto the premises. When property owners, employees, and others fail to keep a property safe, then someone who slipped on a wet floor should seriously consider suing. Our Westchester County slip and fall accident attorneys may be able to help.

Where Can Wet Floor Accidents Happen?

Wet floor accidents can happen nearly anywhere, especially during the winter months when people are tracking in snow that can melt and become a slipping hazard. We can help our clients with slip and fall cases in:

  • Supermarkets
  • Parking lots
  • Hotels
  • Malls
  • Corporate offices
  • Schools
  • Gyms
  • Restaurants
  • The homes of other people

If you were invited onto a property and it was not safe, the people in charge of maintaining that property should be held accountable for their negligence.

What Should I Do After Falling on a Wet Floor?

After you fall on a wet floor, you should take action to protect yourself and begin building a personal injury case. You should:

Take pictures: Pictures of the accident scene can help you show what kind of hazard caused you to fall and hurt yourself. Whether there was a leaking pipe or a damaged item nearby, it’s important to establish what caused your injuries.

Fill out an incident report: If you fell in a store or another business, they should have an incident report that needs to be filled out. You should fill this out and get a copy to make sure that all of the details are correct.

Talk to witnesses: Did someone see you fall? Then you should get their contact information. Their testimony could help with your case later.

Get medical treatment: You should not delay this step. Get to a doctor or hospital as soon as possible. It is important to know as much as you can about your injuries right away. If you delay treatment, an insurer might try to claim that you were not all that hurt by your fall on the wet floor.

Talk to a lawyer: A personal injury attorney can prepare you for the next steps. They can also help you secure additional evidence, like surveillance footage that shows you getting injured.

Can I Sue for Damages?

You can sue for economic and non-economic damages if someone else is to blame for your fall on a wet floor. An attorney from our firm can help you fight for a compensation offer that makes up for:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Any lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Our Attorneys

If you are ready to learn more about your legal options, contact Hausman & Pendzick. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about how an experienced personal injury attorney could help you make things right.