The law requires that property owners use reasonable care in the management of their premises and avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm, such as a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Therefore, property owners may have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.
There is no precise way to determine when someone else is legally responsible for your injuries if you were involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident it is important to file an accident report. A slip and fall accident report should be completed at the time of the incident noting what happened, who witnessed both the accident and the conditions that caused the slip and fall, along with any other relevant information such as lighting. If a report is not completed at the business location or if the accident occurred at a private location or was not observed by others, a slip and fall attorney will ask you to compile a record of what happened to you.