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When is a store to blame for a slip-and-fall that causes injury?

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2024 | Personal Injury

The last thing people expect when running a few basic errands is to end up hurt. Injury can occur when a property owner does not take sufficient time and care to make the property safe. This generally involves removal of ice and snow within a reasonable period after inclement weather (normally 24 hours). Injury can also occur due to defects in concrete, sidewalks, and other walkways.

When is it possible for someone to hold a business financially and legally accountable for injuries sustained due to a slip-and-fall incident?

When the business was clearly negligent

Premises liability claims brought against a property owner based on having an unsafe condition generally start with a photograph or documentation of that unsafe condition. To prevail, an injured person must show a dangerous condition existed, the property owner did not exercise reasonable care to make the property safe, and an injury occurred as a result of the condition.

If a property owner failed to take reasonable care to maintain the safe condition of the property and an injury occurred, a claim can be started to help people cover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages caused by a slip-and-fall incident. As such, considering legal action is generally wise for many slip-and-fall victims.