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 Businesses and landowners have a responsibility to keep their property safe for visitors. Of course, not every accident will result in a finding of liability because the plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused the fall or other injury and should have taken reasonable steps to prevent harm to those who would be expected to come onto the property for a business purpose or as a social guest.

Commonly referred to as “premises liability” or “slip and fall” cases in the legal system, lawsuits arising from injuries on business property or another person’s land are often hotly contested by the owner of the property where the accident occurred. Often, the defendant will seek the dismissal of the case¬†early in the process, and the court must decide whether the plaintiff has enough evidence to go to trial.

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