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Spills/Slippery Floors

If you slipped and fell because of a foreign substance on the floor, you may have a claim against the property owner for injury compensation. However, these cases are never automatic. In fact, straight slip-and-fall claims can be among the most difficult to prove.

Ellis Law Offices LLP in Worcester has a record of success with premises liability claims for slip-and-fall injuries involving slick floors. Our lawyers excel at demonstrating that the proprietor failed in a duty to address a safety hazard before someone got hurt.

What Did You Slip On?

Our experienced personal injury lawyers have recovered compensation for people who suffered bad falls because of:

  • Spilled liquids or squished food
  • Rain or puddles of melted snow tracked into the entryway
  • Leaking coolers or hoses
  • Floors slick from mopping or waxing
  • Tripping hazards underfoot

When a person suddenly loses their footing on a slippery floor, it commonly results in serious or disabling injuries, including head injury, bone fractures, spinal injuries, or torn muscles and tendons. Victims often require surgery or suffer permanent impairment or disfigurement. Many times, the extent of injury is not realized until hours later or the next day. Seek medical attention promptly. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial to your legal case and to your health recovery.

Could The Property Owner Have Prevented Your Fall?

The crux of a slip-and-fall case is whether the property owner had notice or knowledge of a dangerous condition and reasonable opportunity to do something about it. We will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to document the hazardous condition if it still exists or to locate witnesses, maintenance records and other evidence of negligence. We will investigate concerns such as:

  • How long was the slipping hazard on the floor?
  • Did employees ignore it?
  • Did management put out warning signs or cones?
  • Did they fail to put down mats or rugs for tracked-in snow?
  • Did other patrons fall or almost fall?

If we can’t convince the owner and its insurance company to settle for a fair monetary amount, and we find liability is clear, we are always prepared to take the case to trial.

Free Case Evaluations · Contingency Fee Representation

Ellis Law Offices LLP has brought successful claims against grocery stores, bars and restaurants, big box stores, malls and retail stores, and other businesses, as well as apartment building landlords and management companies.

Contact us today. The initial consultation is free, and you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. We have offices in Worcester and Fitchburg, and we can also come to your home or hospital in Massachusetts.