Premises liability accidents can present a host of complicated legal issues. We have all likely experienced or witnessed a slip and fall at a store or else we know someone that has. Everyone has gone shopping at one point in their lives and seen a sign which warns them of a wet floor or some other slipping hazard.
Slip and fall accidents come within an area of law known as premises liability. Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of the owner or person in control of a piece of property to maintain the property in a safe condition for lawful visitors. When an owner fails to uphold this duty and a visitor is injured, the owner can be legally responsible under a premises liability theory.