The owner of a business has a responsibility to keep the property safe for customers and other visitors. When someone injures him- or herself because of a pool of water on the floor, a piece of cracked flooring or boxes that were left in a walkway, the owner could be held liable in court for the injured party's medical expenses, lost wages and much more.
However, there is a lot to a premises liability claim. You must prove that the owner of the property or other people responsible for the property caused the hazardous condition that lead to the victim's injuries. In addition, you must prove that the responsible party or the owner should have known or knew that the condition was hazardous.