A restaurant may be liable if someone trips and falls on the restaurant premises. For example, if someone slips on spilled food or drink in the restaurant, or there are wet floors inside the restaurant, or snow/ice on an outside walkway hasn’t been properly cleared, the restaurant might be liable. The restaurant and staff would have to have known or should have known about the potential danger. Any failure to warn guests or clean up any possible safety threats may result in the restaurant being held liable for their guests’ injuries.
Many property owners may neglect to repair stairways, sidewalks, porches, and public spaces to save time or money. If it can be proven that the apartment management was negligent in repairing the staircase or delayed fixing it so they could save money, the apartment complex or their management company could be held liable for whatever tenant injuries occur as a result. Potential hazards and health risks need to be assessed through regular maintenance of the apartment property.