Can a floor mat be dangerous? Absolutely. Floor mats are often used at stores to help keep dirt, water and snow from being tracked into the store. The come in all sorts of types, colors and materials. The rubber-backed carpet mats are the most common.
The dangers with floor mats are many. Common one are curled mats, where a corner or section of the mat is rolled over on top of the rest of the mat. These defects are very dangerous and present tripping hazards for unwary customers.
Stores have a responsibility to provide a safe walking area for customers. This includes supplying the proper floor mats that are not curled up, bend, or rolled. When they fail to inspect them on a regular basis, customers can be very seriously injured. Head injuries are common, broken hips, fractured hands, concussions, and many other injuries can happen.
If you or a loved one has tripped on a floor mat, contact a lawyer to determine if there is a case. At Dixon Law Office, we have obtained millions-of-dollars in compensation for victims of in-store injuries. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation. Call today!!