Custodians need to remember to put out wet floor signs whenever they mop a floor near a door. Our client was doing her laundry in the basement of her apartment complex in the Bronx. The custodian never told anyone in the laundry room that he was mopping the floor outside the door to the laundry room. After our client put her clean clothes in her laundry basket, she left the laundry room and her foot slipped on the wet floor. When she was on the ground there was so much water that her clothes were soaked, and the custodian was standing nearby with a mop and a bucket. No signs in the laundry room or by the door were ever put out. Our client was a 40 year-old married mom of two young children. She fell so hard she broke her kneecap and needed surgery.
The case was handled by Managing Attorney David Akerib and Trial Partner Michael Feldman. The case settled before trial for $700,000.