Landowners or lessees can be liable for slip and fall injuries if they are negligent. This means they must do what a reasonable person would do in the circumstances. This is somewhat vague. However, it is exactly what juries must decide in these cases. Additionally, the injury victim has an obligation to keep a look out for where he or she is going. If the plaintiff did not properly look where they are going the landowner or land possessor may not have to pay the victim.
However, if a landowner knew the victim would be preoccupied, therefore not able to keep a lookout, for example if it was dark, the victim may win.
If the owner violates code, for example a local building code, the violation of the code may establish negligence.
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