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Businesses responsible for avoiding on-premises injuries

When people in California go out to shop at a mall, visit the laundromat or watch a movie, they rarely expect to encounter severe hazards along the way. However, when business owners do not maintain their properties, dangers could lurk for unsuspecting consumers. In fact, many people have been seriously injured in slip-and-fall accidents caused by hazardous conditions in places that people might expect to be safe and well-kept. Business owners with premises open to the public have a responsibility to keep their properties safe for visitors and guests.

Buisiness have the responsibility to maintain sidewalks and floors, keeping them smooth, clean and tiled. Staircases and escalators should be particularly well-maintained, without hazardous machinery or loose handrails. In addition, it can be particularly important to care for property in winter storms and other wet weather. Ice and snow that are not cleared from public areas can be the cause of many injuries. People may think that most slip-and-fall incidents are minor, but depending on the height of the fall, the condition of the area and the health of the injured person, these kinds of accidents can lead to serious injuries.

Business owners have a duty of care to their customers and others entering the property, which means that they must maintain their property to create a safe environment free of hazards. If they fail to do so, they can be liable for injuries or deaths caused by poor maintenance.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause broken bones, back and neck injuries and facial damage, among other concerns. People who have been injured at an unsafe business can consult with a personal injury lawyer to discuss pursuing a premises liability claim for compensation for their damages, including lost wages and medical bills.

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