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Business must keep floors clean and safe for customers

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2020 | Premises Liability |

Businesses have a duty to keep customers safe, and one of the ways they can do this is by ensuring that the floors are clean and clear. There are several things that they need to think about when they’re trying to do this. Having a comprehensive plan can help to ensure that visitors remain safe throughout the time they’re at that company.

The entryway of a building is one of the primary areas that must be kept dry, especially when it’s raining. Workers should place “wet floor” signs out in the area. A business might also use mats and blowers to help keep the floor from getting too slick.

Floor conditions throughout the building must be monitored. Spills should be cleaned up immediately and anything that’s on the floor that could cause a person to trip must be picked up right away. If the issues can’t be addressed quickly, signs noting the issue should be present to alert customers to the problem.

All businesses must also be vigilant about the condition of the parking lot. Cracks in the pavement or uneven spots could lead to trips. Dim or nonexistent lighting could also cause problems for customers.

Customers who slip or trip at a store and suffer an injury may opt to pursue a claim for compensation from the business based on negligence. The claim may include damages for the medical bills they’ve gotten and lost wages that are due to the injury.

If you’ve been hurt in a fall due to another person’s negligence, there is only a limited time to file a claim in Texas, so swift action is necessary. Your attorney can help you to get the process started.