The most common cause of personal injury claims associated with premises liability law is a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall is a term used to describe a situation in which an individual slips or trips while present on the property of another person or entity. For example, a shopper might slip and fall at a grocery store because there was spilled milk on the floor. Such incidents fall under the category of premises liability claims.
In slip and fall accident cases, an owner or person who maintained the property may be held legally accountable if the injured person can prove that the accident was caused by a dangerous condition. The legal responsibility of the property owner can be established if it falls within one of several situations.