With the colder weather appearing in New York County, walkways, floors and other surfaces can become wet and slippery. It is therefore, the responsibility of property owners to keep the environment clear. This will keep people from getting injured in sidewalk falls and other mishaps. When property owners fail to provide for the safety of their visitors, guests and customers, dangerous premises injuries can occur.
One woman suffered a broken ankle after she fell in a restaurant’s kitchen. The woman, who was an employee of the restaurant at the time, was apparently off-duty when she dropped by for her work schedule. No longer employed by the restaurant, the woman is asking the company for compensation for her lost income, medical care, pain and her mental anguish over the incident.
The restaurant has been accused of failing to put up any kind of sign that the floor was wet. The restaurant’s reply to the lawsuit is unknown and it is uncertain whether there were any witnesses to back up the claims of negligence. The amount of compensation being requested was not provided.
When people have been injured through stairway falls, elevator accidents or restaurant falls, they can face a number of challenges. These challenges may include mounting medical debt, the inability to work, consistent pain or the need for further medical care. In addition, victims may even suffer from emotional and mental trauma. In such cases, it may be a good idea for injured victims to speak with a qualified attorney in order to understand what their rights and legal options are.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Waitress sues Buffalo Wild Wings after slipping on mopped floor,” David Yates, Dec. 23, 2013