Question: If A Person Other Than An Employee Likely Created The Hazard That Caused My Fall, Is The Property Owner Responsible For My Injuries?

Answer: There are two scenarios where a property owner may be responsible for your injuries from a slip and fall accident when a non-employee (like another customer) creates the hazard that causes your injuries.  If the hazard was created and the property owner failed to discover it and fix it or warn of it within a reasonable time, the property owner would be liable for your injuries.  Additionally, if the property owner’s business is such that it creates a hazard as a by-product of how it does business, that property owner may also be liable for your injuries.  The ultimate determination of liability is always dependent upon the precise facts presented by each case.