Whether you are going to the grocery store or to the mall, you are going onto another property that you do not own. Since you are not the owner of these properties, it is someone else’s responsibility to maintain this as a safe premises where you can enter and shop. If a property owner does not remove hazards from their property, it may affect others. People may be strolling through or in a store and they come across a hazard. This hazard can lead to an accident. When an accident occurs and someone is injured, they may seek damages as a result of being injured. For these cases, the burden of proof may be placed on the property owner. If the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard on their property and did not take steps to remove it, they may be held accountable for an accident. They can be held responsible for the injuries that someone else sustained. This may cause them to be ordered to pay damages. Damages can provide economic and non-economic benefits for an injured party. This party can use economic damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. They may also be able to acquire non-economic damages if their accident had an emotional effect on them. Sometimes these accidents can cause pain and suffering that someone has to endure. This can lead them to seek damages for their emotional turmoil.
What is a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident can occur on a number of surfaces. This can include sidewalks or inside of a supermarket. When someone is the victim of a slip and fall accident, they can become seriously injured. They may wish to seek the liability of the owner of that property. Usually a store owner is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of their property. If they are proven to be negligent, they may be held accountable for an accident that has occurred. By not addressing a hazard, they can be seen as negligent and a contributor to the accident that has left someone injured.
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