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Old 07-17-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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The Wendy's store where I fell and broke my ankle bone had a sign on the floor saying wet floor.
Does that mean they are not liable and cannot be sued?
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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The Wendy's store where I fell and broke my ankle bone had a sign on the floor saying wet floor.
Does that mean they are not liable and cannot be sued?
It means that they are "probably" not liable but anybody can sue anybody for anything.

What, if any, discussions have you had with the owner since the accident? With what result?
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:37 AM   #3
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I wish to inform you that the laws of your State will have jurisdiction in the matter. Further, the Plaintiff in a slip and fall case is required to prove that the Defendant was negligent. Negligence means that the Defendant was not reasonable under the circumstances. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 07-18-2018, 10:44 AM   #4
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In this regard you should check whether sign is visible to all who is passing by or it is kept in a negligent way. Further, if the store is a rented one and the cleaning is done by the property management the claim should be against them and you can place the store as second defendant. If the cleaning is done by the store you can make your claim against the store only. In this case if you can prove that the property management/store is negligent in placing wet floor signs and that results the injury, you can raise a valid claim against them.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:12 AM   #5
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The Wendy's store where I fell and broke my ankle bone had a sign on the floor saying wet floor.
Does that mean they are not liable and cannot be sued?


It somewhat reduces a possible finding of fault but it does NOT stop a lawsuit.

If a PI lawyer will take the case then go ahead. If no lawyer will take it on contingency then unfortunately you probably have no real chance of winning any damages. Let the professionals assess the situation.
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It somewhat reduces a possible finding of fault but it does NOT stop a lawsuit.
Nothing stops a lawsuit.

But one may WIN a lawsuit by raising an appropriate defense.
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Especially here in the US, the capital of frivolous litigation!
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Nothing stops a lawsuit.

But one may WIN a lawsuit by raising an appropriate defense.
Nobody pays attention to those signs so it seems to me that should not be a defense.
I mean as matter of fairness.
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I wish to inform you that the laws of your State will have jurisdiction in the matter.
You don't say?
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Nobody pays attention to those signs so it seems to me that should not be a defense.
I mean as matter of fairness.
As a matter of fairness - if you chose to ignore the sign then it's on YOU.

So if no one pays attention to speed limit or traffic control signs that means no one should ever get a traffic ticket? Yeah right.
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