Property owners are responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment so that individuals who come onto the property don’t suffer any injuries. This responsibility, also known as premises liability, holds property owners and/or residents liable for any accidents and injuries that occur on their property.
It’s important to note that while you may be injured on someone’s property, that does not mean that the property owner was negligent. In order to win a premises liability case, an injured individual must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to the overall maintenance of the property — in short, the owner failed to reasonably care for the property in question and knew or should have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
- Slip and fall/trip and fall
- Inadequate building security
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Slip and falls resulting from wet floors
- Tripping incidents due to uneven sidewalks or obstructed walkways
- Swimming pool accidents and/or deaths
- Injuries due to falling merchandise in retail stores