You walk up to a house that has stairs leading to the front door. One of the steps is not level and is uneven. You fall and break your leg.
It turns out the person who built those stairs did not build them to proper code.
By the time you've gotten out of the hospital and returned home, the homeowner has already made repairs to the stairs.
When you ask the homeowner why he made the repairs, he tells you that he didn't want anybody else to get hurt.
When you bring a lawsuit against the homeowner and the person who built those stairs, can you show that the homeowner fixed those steps immediately after you fell and broke your leg?
The fact that the homeowner knew there was a problem with the steps and fixed it after you fell, does that show that he knew there was a problem with the stairs and only fixed it after your injury? Shouldn't he be held responsible because he knew of the problem and didn't fixed it before?
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