You have sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident away from your own property. Who is liable for your medical costs? Are you liable, is the property owner liable, or is there a middle ground?
Slip and fall cases are sometimes complex and hard to predict, since they are regulated at the state level as part of personal injury law. However, there are some common threads regarding both the injured and the property owner based on the concept of “reasonableness.”
Reasonableness and law go together? Jokes aside, the use of common sense is the basic standard for determining slip and fall liability. Since common sense is still a bit subjective, this leaves gray areas in the law that can help or harm either side depending on their actions.
If you are a property owner, you can be held liable if you (or an employee in a business environment) directly created the cond…