Question: If I slip and fall because of something spilled on the floor at a business, is the business owner responsible to pay for my injuries?

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:12pm by

Answer: A business owner may be responsible for your injuries caused by hazards created by employees.  An example of this would be where an employee drips oil on the floor of the store and does not clean it up or give any warning of the oil.  However, if an employee spills something on the floor and immediately goes for a mop to clean it up and in that time someone slips and falls, the owner may not be liable.  Sometimes the type of substance can help determine whether a spill was created by an employee.  For example, if it was determined that a fall was caused by soap spilled on the floor in a store that store doesn’t sell soap, the spill was probably made by an employee using a cleaning product in the store.



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