OVERVIEW OF PREMISES LIABILITY
Premises liability is a broad term that encompasses many cases, including building design flaws, unsafe interior and exterior conditions, environmental hazards, improper traffic patterns, and a wide range of other issues related to individual security. Premises liability holds owners and occupiers of property legally responsible for accidents and injuries on said property. Incidents that give rise to premises liability claims can range from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk to damage suffered on a ride at an amusement park. The liability of owners and occupants of the property will vary depending on the legal regulations and principles. The court will focus on the injured party's status in determining the liability of the owner or occupant.
WHAT IS PREMISES LIABILITY?
A typical example of premises liability is the case of a customer slipping and falling on a wet floor. The law suggests that the owner maintain a safe property. If the owner fails to do so, they will be held accountable to compensate accordingly if injury should take place.
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Any accident occurring on or around the property of another which results in injury or death should be thoroughly investigated to determine if the landowner is liable to the injured party for failing to keep the premises in a safe condition. An attorney who is knowledgeable in the law of premises liability can advise you regarding the property owner’s responsibilities under the laws of your state. Most importantly, an attorney experienced in the area of premises liability can notify you of your rights.
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