Many slip-and-fall cases in North Carolina involve a store or other business that is open to the public with a mess on the floor. Snow or mud tracked in from outside, or spilled merchandise like salad dressing, can cause harm to customers if employees do not clean it up or at least provide a warning.
A condominium manager and another company have been found liable for debilitating injuries suffered by a woman in a slip-and-fall accident in another state. The defendants have been ordered to pay the woman more than $4 million for her permanent and debilitating injuries, which were caused by a fall on her patio that was covered by ice and snow despite their obligation to keep it clear. This demonstrates how a condo's management company in North Carolina could put their residents at risk of harm by not living up to their duties .