A slip-and-fall can have lasting impacts on your life and health. If you or someone you know recently suffered slip-and-fall injuries in a business and no wet floor sign was present, you probably have questions about who is liable for the damages.
Here is what you need to know about wet floor signs and premises liability in Connecticut.
The Law Does Not Specifically Require Wet Floor Signs
Connecticut law does not contain a statute requiring businesses to use wet floor signs. However, some protections exist to cover you as a customer.
Businesses Have A Duty Of Care To Protect Customers
Business owners have a duty of care to protect you and other customers from harm. While a traditional wet floor sign is not a requirement, the organization must notify you, as a business invitee, of the presence of danger. For example, if your favorite grocery store has a leaky roof that the responsible parties know causes puddling in an aisle, they must warn you of the slip-and-fall hazard. Whether they post an employee in the aisle to deter you from stepping in the puddle, section off the area or put out a wet floor sign, their actions must be thorough enough to convey the threat’s presence.
Despite Connecticut’s lack of a wet floor sign requirement, businesses must take reasonable action to prevent customer injuries. If the establishment in which your slip-and-fall occurred did not take measures to safeguard you or a loved one from harm, you could have a personal injury case.