What are premises liability cases?

What are premises liability cases?

A premises liability claim arises when there is an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property that results in personal injury. 

To prevail in a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the owner of the property was negligent with respect to ownership or maintenance of the premises. Generally, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property. 

There are many different types of personal injury cases that may be classified as premises liability cases, including the following examples:

  • slip and fall incidents;
  • snow and ice accidents;
  • inadequate maintenance of the premises;
  • defective conditions on the premises;
  • inadequate building security leading to injury or assault;
  • elevator and escalator accidents;
  • dog bites;
  • swimming pool accidents;
  • fires, water leaks/flooding; and
  • toxic fumes or chemicals.

Please contact us today if you’ve been injured on someone’s property because of dangerous or defective conditions and would like to discuss your rights and potential remedies.