All men and women are not treated equally when it comes to determining property owner liability for injuries in the event of an accident. A customer walking through a shopping mall in San Antonio, Texas, who slips on a wet floor might have a right to seek compensation, but more information is needed about the accident before any conclusion may be drawn.
Slip-and-fall accidents are just one type of mishap that can cause serious injuries to someone while on another person's property. An individual invited by a property owner to come onto his or her property to transact business, as in the case of a customer entering a grocery store, is entitled to expect that the owner has taken reasonable steps to make the premises safe. This is not, however, a guarantee of absolute safety.