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Q: What is slip and fall action?

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David Benowitz
David Benowitz
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A: A slip and fall action is a type of personal injury lawsuit commonly filed by customers who has been injured after slipping and falling on a business owner’s property. Owners or possessors of land have a duty to keep the property safe to prevent harm to those who enter the land lawfully. Therefore, to prevail in a slip and fall case, the plaintiff must usually show that the property owner had notice or knowledge of the dangerous condition and to remove the condition or warn others about the condition within a reasonable amount of time.

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