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Condo-HOA Blog - Personal Injury Claims

Sidewalks: Keeping Your Liability off the Streets

It's an all too familiar story: a store customer slips on spilled liquid in an aisle, is injured in the fall, and sues the store. Whether the customer can hold the store responsible depends on a variety of specific facts, including whether the store knew or should have known about the spilled liquid before the customer fell, and whether the store took steps to protect customers from potential falls. In the legal realm, this is called "premises liability" - meaning a property owner can be held responsible for injuries sustained by guests, invitees, and, sometimes, even trespassers. read more

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