Tampa, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: If a restaurant or stores have steps should they be marked with something letting people know they are there.

The steps were the same color as the floor

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Daniel Marc Berman
Daniel Marc Berman
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A: They certainly should be easily seen and not a danger. Each case is different though. You should contact a Florida personal injury attorney such as our firm to further discuss this incident.

Paul William Rebein
Paul William Rebein
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In some cases, yes they have to mark the steps. It depends on the configuration of the steps and whether they are open and obvious to a reasonable person.

In many cases, the steps do not meet code requirements for slip resistance. We have handled cases where we got an expert to measure the slip resistance of the materials used on the steps and found that they were not up to code. In these cases, we were able to get a recovery for the client.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: A lot of issues--did you go up them, so you knew they were there? Was there a railing going down so you had a visual cue ?Contact a member of the Florida Justice Assn--they give free consults.

Sean Cleary
Sean Cleary
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Stores have the legal obligation to maintain reasonably safe premises for the protection of their customers. If injuries occur and it can be shown that they occurred due to unsafe conditions on the property the store may be liable.

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