As members of a community, it's important to do all that we can to make sure that our properties are free of dangers which could hurt our neighbors. This doesn't only apply to the interior of our homes - our exteriors must also be safeguarded, including our sidewalks. A trip or slip and fall onto hard concrete can result in serious injuries.
When an innocent victim gets seriously injured due to a neighbor's carelessness, he or she deserves compensation for injury-related expenses. No one should be forced to deal with medical bills and other expenses on their own, especially if the injury results in time missed at work.
About Premises Liability
This rule establishes that property owners must keep their properties safe and free of hazards which could potentially cause an accident.
Property owners owe a legal duty of care to their neighbors and fellow citizens. They must do everything they can to limit potential property dangers which could result in an accident and injury.
These rules apply to all aspects of a property, including the sidewalks outside of them. They also apply to all types of properties, both residential and commercial.
When a failure to meet this duty of care results in an injury, the property owner may be found negligent and held liable for the victim's injury-related expenses.