Unit 3_Negligence and the Public_Eric Ortiz.docx

The key to the case of brennans supermarket has to do

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The key to the case of Brennan’s Supermarket has to do with liability. In order for Michael to be eligible for damages, the supermarket’s employees must have caused the spill and known the spill was there, or “known the slippery or dangerous material was on the floor, stair, or ground because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered or repaired it.” [Gog17] While more information would be useful, it’s safe to say that Brennan’s Supermarket would not be found liable in this instance. While a reasonable person should know that the floor of their place of business will need to be mopped due to rain, a reasonable person must also know that there is a possibility for the floor to be slippery due to the rain. Furthermore, a supermarket cannot be reasonably expected to employ a person to mop the floor every time it
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NEGLIGENCE AND THE PUBLIC 4 opens. In keeping with Texas’ 51% statute, Brennan’s Supermarket and Michael can both be seen as being just as responsible as one another for Michael’s fall. If a person were to run into the store barefooted, under this same statute, that person would be seen as being 100% responsible, and would still receive nothing for damages. Conclusion While a lot of these laws vary from state to state, the basic elements of negligence are applied in every state in the United States of America. There are many instances of these types of cases and statutes, and many lawyers make a living solely on personal injury lawsuits and claims. While the laws of today are relatively specific, there is still some grey area in the legal definitions of types of negligence.
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