Slip and Fall Warning Sign

Are you suffering from a serious injury after falling down and have questions about slip and fall warning signs? Check out this video and call our office.

Question:

How does a warning sign affect a slip and fall claim in New York?

Answer:

Slip and Fall Warning Sign The other day a new client called to tell us that she slipped and fell in what appeared to be a slippery, soapy substance. In the corner of the hallway where she fell there was a warning sign that said ‘Caution: Slippery When Wet.’

Just because that sign is there doesn’t mean that the owner, managing agent, or whoever was responsible for cleaning that hallway doesn’t have an obligation to make sure that it’s safe. Using too much soap, using the wrong kinds of soaps, can make the floor extra slippery. The wrong type of flooring can make the floor more slippery, too. No matter how cautious you might be, you may very well slip and fall. It may be a situation where you have to get from one end of the hallway to the other, and you have no choice but to go through that hallway.

Having a sign that says ‘Caution’ doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have a claim against those that were responsible for maintaining and controlling that hallway, even if there’s a sign that says ‘Be Careful.’


Were you or a loved one severly injured in a trip and fall in New York and have questions about a slip and fall warning sign? Contact experienced New York Slip and Fall Attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.

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