Although many business and property owners in the Providence area take several precautionary steps to ensure that their premises are safe, not all of them do enough. There are still others who knowingly neglect safety hazards, which can leave other people susceptible to being hurt. However, property owners have the legal obligation to make sure their premises are safe. Failing to do so could lead to a premises liability lawsuit.
A jury has awarded a 59-year-old woman damages for an injury she suffered after slipping and falling on a private sidewalk while staying at a hotel. According to the lawsuit, the woman slipped on an icy sidewalk and broke her ankle. She has already undergone two surgeries and is now suffering from arthritis in her ankle. According to her attorney she may eventually need ankle fusion surgery down the road. A jury awarded her $1.2 million.