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Water Alone is Often not Enough When it Comes to Landowner Liability

September 13, 2019

While slip-and-fall cases are not as common as, for example, motor vehicle accidents, numerous slip and fall cases are filed in Washington courts every year. Often times, these cases involve an allegation that the plaintiff slipped on either water, or some other substance that was allegedly spilled onto the floor. In both cases, the duty of a landowner is one of reasonable care. Geise v. Lee, 84 Wn. 2d 866, 868, 529 P.2d 1054 (1975). Therefore, a landowner is not…

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