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When a person is injured on another’s property, they will often need to show that there was a dangerous condition that caused their injury. A dangerous condition is a condition that a reasonable person would work to correct or warn about as quickly as possible. There is not necessarily a set of standards for these conditions and they are instead identified on a case by case basis.

One example of a dangerous condition might be a leaky refrigerator in a grocery store. A reasonable person would understand that the water on the ground creates a chance for a slip and fall, so they should correct this condition immediately. At the very least, they should take steps to clean up the water and put up a sign warning of this danger.

It is important to note, however, that in the above instance, simply cleaning up the water and warning of the leak is a temporary solution. The store owner will need to fix that leak as soon as they are able. It is understandable that a plumber may not immediately be available, but it should be corrected in a few days. If it is found that an owner failed to fix that leak for months, it could have a major impact on your case.

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