A plaintiff recently appealed from the court order dismissing her case filed after
she slipped and fell on a clear liquid on the floor of the mall and was injured. She
was unable to see the liquid or determine for how long it had been there. There is a
food court in the mall one level above where plaintiff fell. The court found that
there was no plausible connection between the clear liquid found on the floor where
plaintiff fell and the mall’s method of doing business and therefore plaintiff
needed to prove that the mall had notice of the spilled liquid but failed to take
reasonable steps to provide safe premises. Since the plaintiff could not prove
that, the case was dismissed.
It is commonly assumed that if someone is injured on business premises, the business
is automatically liable for any and all injuries regardless of the circumstances.
That is almost never the case, but rather it must be shown that the business did not
use reasonable care in its operation. This case is a good example of how these
Contact Middlesex County personal injury lawyer Charles Whelan today for more information on premises liability.