You slipped and fell on the icy walkway outside the grocery store, resulting in a broken bone. That broken bone caused you to miss work and incur medical bills. You’re out of luck, right?
Wrong. The property owner may be liable if their negligence created a dangerous environment that resulted in your injury. In this particular scenario, the owner of the grocery store has an obligation to make their property safe for customers. By not salting or making sure that the walkway was free of ice, they could be liable for your injuries.