I was wondering what could be done if i slipped on a wet floor in a gas station and hurt my leg and ankle, even though there was a wet floor sign up.

The floor was way to wet when i fell so i was wondering if thatwould help in all state.And i was wondering if anything could be done about this.

Asked on July 5, 2009 under Business Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If there was a wet floor sign, then there is probably nothing you could do. The gas station was not negligent or unreasonably careless; they put out a prominent warning of a wet floor. Liability typically only  exists when someone deliberately or negligently acted in a way that hurts another, but it seems as if the station did what they were supposed to.

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