One of the difficulties most retail establishments have in maintaining their premises reasonably safe is being on actual notice of something on the floor that could cause an unsuspecting patron to slip and fall. In most situations businesses would like to trust that their employees would act quickly once they actually observe a foreign object on its floors and either immediately remove the dangerous element or place appropriate warnings such as a warning cone in close proximity to the foreign substance on the floor to alert an unsuspecting shopper of the danger lying ahead.
This law firm currently represents a victim of a slip and fall accident who fell in a local chain grocery store which we allege could have been prevented had the store employees acted more swiftly to remove the foreign substance from the ground. In our clients factual situation, she was walking down the aisle of a West Broward County, Florida grocery store and suddenly slid; due to a substance which was allowed to remain on the floor even after a store employee was allegedly aware of it and that the spill was allegedly captured on video tape. The Fort Lauderdale grocery store employee admitted to our client that she had seen the slippery substance on the ground and was able to identify it before our client slid and suffered serious injury. This is an example of having actual notice of a dangerous condition.
In fact, even after the fall occurred the negligent grocery store employee still neglected to place a warning cone or stand guard at the site of the spill until it was cleaned up; which could have caused another unsuspecting store patron to slip and fall.
For further discussion regarding this topic please feel free to contact the Fort Lauderdale Accident Lawyers at 1-877-529-0444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org