|January 6, 2014|
Have you been hurt or injured by a slip and fall accident at Grapevine Mills Mall?
Grapevine Mills Mall, in Grapevine, Texas, is growing vastly in customers. As a result of the property being so huge in size (1,600,000 square feet including parking lots), there is a greater risk of a premises-related injury. Of those premises-related injuries, a slip and fall is the most common. Slip and fall injuries can take place in the parking lot, the inside of the mall, or the inside of an individual store.
It is the malls' duty to keep you safe. It is the mall owner's job to keep the premises safe from any unreasonable dangers for the sake of the customer - regardless of if they buy anything or not. If the mall owner fails to meet their duty, they are held liable for any resulting injuries. When stepping foot on someone else's premises, you are classified as one of these three categories, trespasser, licensee, or an invitee. A trespasser is someone who enters the premises without permission, a licensee extends the invitation of the premises only to certain people, and an invitee extends the invitation of the premises to the general public. In this case, when you, as a customer, enter the mall premises, you are classified as an invitee. The invitation then implies that the premises in which you are invited onto is protected by the premises owner, which is why they are responsible for any injures that take place on their premises.
Grapevine Mills Mall is owned by "Simon Malls," which means that your claim or lawsuit may be against an entity called "Simon Property Group." ("Simon Property Group" is an American commercial real estate company which operates Grapevine Mills Mall.) Each case varies on the scenario, and if you have endured a slip and fall at Grapevine Mills Mall it is best to talk to an attorney about your personal situation.