Premises liability law protects victims who are injured on another’s property, including shopping malls, retail stores, restaurants or someone’s home. Because of the serious nature of slip and fall accidents, it is important for injured victims to be familiar with the legal protections available to help them with their damages.

Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer serious injuries that may require ongoing medical care and treatment and time away from work. A premises liability claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. It can also hold a property owner or possessor liable for a dangerous or hazardous property condition.

A property owner or possessor may be liable for the injuries and harm a victim suffered on their property if the property owner or possessor created the dangerous or hazardous property condition; the property owner or possessor knew that the dangerous or hazardous property condition existed and failed to remedy it; or the dangerous or hazardous property condition existed for a period of time that made it so the property owner or possessor should have known of the dangerous property condition and should have remedied it.

In general, property owners and possessors have a duty to remedy a dangerous or hazardous property condition they know about or should have known about or to warn of the dangerous property condition. Recovering compensation for their damages can be important for victims of unexpected slip and fall accidents due to the nature and extent of the damages many of them suffer. As such, knowing about the legal protections available to them is essential for victims of slip and fall accidents.