Denver Freshly Mopped Floors Without Signage Attorneys
If you have slipped and been injured on freshly mopped floors without signage, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Resorts, restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses owe a reasonable standard of safety to their guests. This includes the responsibility to provide proper warning of slippery floors after mopping. If a property owner mops the floors (or oversees mopping) and does not provide signage to indicate the slippery spot, they may be held responsible for injuries that result.
The Bourassa Law Group has decades of experience in fighting for our injured clients’ compensation. We understand the frustration and pain that can come with a slip and fall accident, and are committed to securing the maximum amount of compensation that is possible in your case.
When you take a bad fall on freshly mopped floors, you may have an extensive process of healing before you. Let us handle the financial side of your recovery. To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled slip and fall lawyers now, call (303) 331-6186.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Mopped Floor Slip and Fall Accident?
When you think of mopping the floors, you most likely think of a dull, everyday task – not a hazardous action. However, mopping can indeed create a hazard, especially in spaces with heavy foot traffic. While walking on these hard, slippery floors, passersby are at a much heightened risk of suffering broken bones, head injuries, or other injuries. In turn, these often-severe injuries can result in an overwhelming pile of unanticipated bills.
If you have slipped and hurt yourself on a freshly mopped floor, the accident may have been someone else’s fault – and, therefore, someone else’s financial responsibility. Because of the risk that newly mopped floors pose, property owners and managers have a responsibility to properly mark these floors. Because of this responsibility, they may be found liable due to negligence in slip and fall cases involving an injury that occurred on a mopped floor without signage.
That being said, proving the other party’s fault will require legal skill and nuance. Even though it may be clear to you that the slippery floor was not marked, the at-fault business will not easily accept the blame for the accident. An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer will know how to demonstrate the other party’s fault so as to secure fair compensation. A lawyer will also be able to skillfully negotiate with this party, and (if need be) to litigate on your behalf in-court.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle My Case?
The Bourassa Law Group has a wealth of experience in slip and fall cases, along with the necessary resources to offer our clients their best chance at fair compensation. We have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, with a team of attorneys who are incredibly well-versed in slip and fall accidents and property owners’ liability.
Our past case results – which include a recent slip and fall accident settlement of $205,000 – speak for themselves. In addition to these concrete results, we are proud of the neighborly support that we offer our clients. We approach each case with compassion and understanding, and are committed to lessening the burden that our clients bear.
To ensure that we ease rather than add to your stress, our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you only have to pay us if we secure compensation for your injuries. There is no fee upfront, and you can pursue compensation without worrying about an additional cost during your time of recovery.
Common Injuries in a Mopped Floors Slip and Fall Accident
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents result in more than 1 million emergency room visits each year. The injuries that send people to the ER after slipping and falling can vary widely. In some of the most tragic cases, these accidents can even cause death.
Common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents on freshly mopped floors include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Sprained ankles or wrists
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Paralysis (temporary or permanent)
- Nerve damage
- Bruises and cuts
- Pulled muscles
- Dislocated shoulders
Pursuing Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Following a slip and fall accident on freshly mopped floors, you may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation for the costs you’ve incurred. Here are some of the types of compensation that your personal injury lawyer can help you pursue:
- Medical bills, including necessary equipment and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Disability expenses
- Lost wages, including PTO or sick days you had to use after the accident
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of overall enjoyment or quality of life
You may be eligible for these forms of compensation even if you are partially at-fault for the accident. In Colorado, personal injury cases follow the rule of comparative negligence. Effectively, this rule means that you can receive compensation as long as you are less than 50% liable for the accident. For instance, if you could have reasonably noticed that a mopped floor looked slippery, you may be found to share a small portion of the blame – but you could still be owed compensation from the predominantly liable party.
However, the amount of compensation you receive in these cases will be reduced in proportion to the fault you carry. (For example, if you are found to be 10% at-fault for the accident, you will be eligible to receive 90% of full compensation.) For this reason, it is critical to minimize the amount of fault you take on. A lawyer can help ensure that you do not shoulder more than your fair share of the blame.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group
If you have been hurt in an accident on newly mopped floors, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You only have two years after your slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim in Colorado. When you get in touch with a lawyer, they can get right to work on your case in order to maximize the compensation you receive.
An attorney at The Bourassa Law Group can listen to your story and talk you through your options, even if you are unsure of the best road to recovery at this time. To schedule a free consultation, call (303) 331-6186 now.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.