Answered on Oct 02nd, 2012 at 4:35 PM
Slow it down a bit. The accident happened Saturday and already you've been to two lawyers, gotten a hold of the store's insurance company and have jumped on the web for more answers. The store only has to take "reasonable" steps under the circumstances. When it rains outside and large number of people come in to the store, some of the water is tracked in, that's a fact of life. You claim that the rug was not in the proper place and that the floor was not mopped. If a foot and a half is not a proper distance from the door, what about 14 inches 4 inches? What's reasonable? How do you know the floor had not been mopped? Perhaps it was mopped 5 minutes earlier and got wet again. You can't expect the store owner to have employees mop the floors in advance of each customer. Footwear is a legitimate question. There could be a liability case here, but maybe not. These things take time to sort out.