Most people, when going out to a bar or restaurant, are thinking about relaxing and enjoying themselves, celebrating a special occasion or triumph, or spending an intimate night out with someone special – and the furthest thing from their minds is the possibility of being injured in an accident.
Nearly five percent of all emergency room patients in the United States seek treatment for injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident. When one of these accidents takes place on property owned and maintained by some other party, the person who was injured may have the ability to file suit for damages resulting from their injuries, if the owner or occupier of the property was negligent in some fashion. Understanding the circumstances under which a property owner is considered negligent in slip and fall accidents and other premises liability matters is critical both for landowners and for individuals who find themselves injured after a slip and fall or other accident.
When most people hear the phrase, “premises liability lawsuit,” they usually think of slippery floors and cracked sidewalks causing falls and injuries. Intentional criminal actions of another individual rarely lead to civil proceedings for injuries. However, every business and property owner has a duty of care toward visitors and guests to maintain the store, building, restaurant, and property «more»