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Macon County Fall Injury Lawyer for Missing or Damaged Floor Mats

Rushville premises liability attorney for missing floor mats

Premises Liability Attorneys for Slip and Fall Accidents in Decatur, Peoria, Champaign, and Springfield

People in central Illinois often have to deal with severe weather, and snow, ice, and heavy rain can create hazards that may lead to slip and fall accidents and serious injuries. Property owners should take steps to prevent these types of accidents by addressing slippery walking surfaces and implementing safety methods to avoid wet floors. These measures include using floor mats in a building's entrances or other areas that have slipping hazards. If an injury occurs because of missing or damaged floor mats, victims may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.

At Kanoski Bresney, our personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of experience representing those who have suffered harm due to others' negligence. We have helped our clients obtain a total of more than $400 in jury verdicts and settlements, and we can help you take the right steps to receive financial compensation for your injuries. We will gather evidence to show that you were injured because of a property owner's negligence, and we will fight to make sure you receive compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Liability for Injuries Related to Floor Mats

Property owners are required to take the proper measures to protect the safety of visitors. To prevent slip and fall injuries, floor mats should be installed at a building's entrances. These mats should be able to absorb water from customers' shoes or moisture from rain and snow that comes through a building's doors. Floor mats should provide the proper traction, and they should cover enough area to ensure that moisture, dirt, grease, oils, or other substances are fully absorbed before visitors step onto floors. Mats should also be included in other areas of a building where slipping hazards may occur, such as the produce section of a grocery store.

Missing floor mats in a building's entrance or other high-risk areas can cause floors to become slippery and cause customers to suffer fall injuries. Floor mats should be replaced when they become worn out, and they should be cleaned regularly. Failure to do so may decrease the traction provided by a mat, and if a mat cannot properly absorb water, this can lead to slipping hazards on the floor surrounding the mat.

Worn or damaged mats can also lead to tripping hazards. A mat with tears, wrinkles, or curled edges can cause a person to trip and suffer fall injuries. To avoid these types of hazards, mats should be placed flat on a floor, and they should have non-slip backing to prevent movement. In some cases, double-sided tape can be used to secure a mat to the floor, although these adhesives should be maintained and replaced regularly. Damaged floor mats should be replaced promptly.

A property owner may be held liable for injuries that occurred due to the failure to use floor mats to prevent slipping hazards. In some cases, a product manufacturer may also be liable for injuries caused by a defective floor mat. Following an injury, an attorney can help obtain evidence to show that the accident occurred because of negligence, including pictures of the slipping hazard, footage from security cameras, and testimony from any witnesses.

Contact Our McLean County Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by missing or defective floor mats, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation from a negligent property owner or any other liable parties. During your case, we will make sure you receive respect, response, and results. To arrange a free consultation, contact our office by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with slip and fall injuries in Central Illinois, including Springfield, Bloomington, McDonough County, Quincy, Rushville, Champaign County, Peoria, Macon County, Pekin, Adams County, Schuyler County, Tazewell County, Champaign, McLean County, Decatur, Macomb, Sangamon County, and Peoria County.

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