Did you slip and fall while doing your holiday shopping? If you were injured because your grocery store didn’t clean up that spill on aisle 3, or because the mall didn’t shovel in front of its door, you could have a premises liability case.

Not everyone knows that if a store or business fails to keep their premises safe, they can be held responsible under premises liability laws.

What does this mean for you? For one thing, it could mean possible compensation for your injury.

The first thing to think about is that everyone is clumsy once and awhile (some more than others), and it’s important to differentiate between an act of clumsiness and an act caused by someone else’s negligence.

So if it wasn’t clumsiness, what then?

In order to show that a slip and fall, for example, was in fact caused by negligence on behalf of the property owner, three things must be true:

· The property owner and/or person maintaining the property caused the danger,

· The property owner and/or person maintaining the property knew of the danger and failed to do anything about it, and

· The danger is one that a reasonable person would have normally rectified.

Keep in mind that you have rights when you are injured on someone else’s property, and a personal injury attorney can help ensure you are provided with reasonable compensation.