Charleston, West Virginia Slippery Floor Attorney

As a general rule, property owners and management companies, workplaces, shopping areas and others have a duty to take reasonable and ordinary precautions to keep the property safe for their visitors, customers, and employees. The responsible party has a duty to be aware of the condition of the property, to inspect it frequently and to repair those conditions that are reasonably likely to promote accidents. Potentially dangerous situations, therefore, should be taken care of immediately so that the visitor does not face the risk of harm or injury. One of the most common causes of personal injury accidents in stores, shopping areas and elsewhere is a slippery floor. Unfortunately, slippery floors invite a relatively high number of slip and fall accidents particularly in elderly people, but certainly are dangerous to all. If you slipped on a slippery floor and sustained injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for damages if the responsible party was negligent. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, a highly respected plaintiff’s rights West Virginia personal injury law firm in Charleston, offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your slip and fall case. Call today to get started.

Causes and Frequency of Slippery Floor Accidents

Slip and fall injuries occur frequently and in fact are the second most frequent cause of personal injury accidents. The first is motor vehicle accidents. Generally speaking, invitees and licensees are those people who are legally upon the property of others and as such, the property owner has a duty to protect them from dangerous and harmful circumstances and situations, including slippery floors. Slippery floor accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Wet floor surfaces from overhead drip
  • Puddles
  • Wet floors due to broken bottle content spills
  • Worn out floor tiles, linoleum
  • Slick, waxed floor surfaces
  • Oily floors
  • Snow and ice

Common Injuries Resulting from Slippery Floor Falls

Injuries from slippery floors may be extremely serious. They include the following:

  • Broken hips
  • Broken bones, including arms, wrists, elbows, legs, ankles
  • Broken or damaged ribs
  • Knee damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Facial injuries, including broken nose, jaw, cheekbone

Call a Charleston, WV Slippery Floor Lawyer

If you were injured as a result of a slippery floor, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim. At Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, a Charleston premises liability attorney will discuss your case with you in a complimentary, confidential case review. If they accept your case, there will be no fees until and unless they settle or win your case. Each case is given the personal time, effort, and meticulous attention to detail that it deserves in order to maximize your chances of obtaining the highest compensation possible. Compensation may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and more. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call Tiano O’Dell, PLLC at (304) 720-6700.

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