With the holiday hustle and bustle upon us, the likelihood of slipping and falling inside a store will go up; however, is a store always liable if you happen to slip and fall on their property?
Certainly not always, but the answer depends on the circumstances that led to your slip and fall accident.
Some common reasons people slip and fall in stores are wet floors, fallen objects, bad carpeting, poor lighting, or slippery steps, and if a store fails to fix these issues and someone is hurt, the store can certainly be held liable.
However, if your own behavior contributed to the slip and fall, you can also be held at least partially liable. For example, if you were trespassing, horseplaying, or even texting, the store is not completely liable for those actions.
Contact a personal injury law firm near you to discuss the specifics of your case.