A slip and fall accident can occur for a variety of reasons. However, one way in which a slip and fall may occur is from a wet surface or wet ground. A wet surface which causes a slip and fall is one of the most common types of slip and fall accidents. These types of accidents often occur in supermarkets. As described throughout this site, a commercial land or property owner has a duty to ensure that his or her floors or surfaces are not wet and therefore slippery. If the landowner knows that the floor or surface on his or her property is wet and therefore slippery, the landowner has an obligation to ensure that the floor is dried and the dangerous condition is eliminated. Additionally, the landowner has an obligation to inspect his or her premises to ensure that a slippery condition does not exist.
Wet surfaces occur for a variety of reasons. A wet surface in a store or commercial building may be caused by a broken pipe or a leak in a ceiling. A wet surface may also be caused by a less obvious hazard such as condensation dripping from an air conditioning unit or spilled liquid. Regardless of the actual cause of the slippery surface, the landowner has a duty to dry the surface.
Industrial slip and fall accidents also occur. Typically, an industrial slip and fall is often the result of spilled chemicals. As with all other commercial establishments, the owner of the industrial land, or the entity which is in-charge of safety at the industrial facility, must ensure that any surface which is wet from any substance is property dried.
If you or someone you know has been hurt as a result of a slip and fall on a wet surface, you should contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. Our New Jersey personal injury law firm represents individuals who have been hurt as a result of a slip and fall in all New Jersey counties and cities including the accidents which occur in Monmouth County and Hudson County.
If you or someone you know has been hurt from a slip a fall on a wet surface and would like to have a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office or click on the contact us tab. One of our lawyers will set up a time to discuss your case with you.