I. What is Premises liability?
The basis of premises liability is to hold owners and those who legally occupy property responsible for a personal injury accident that occurs on their property due to a failure to maintain the property and correct potentially hazardous conditions.
II. What are some examples of hazardous conditions which may result in premises liability claims?
- Slippery floors
- Faulty electrical systems
- Inadequate lighting
- Stairs and handrails not built to code
- Spills or debris in walkways
- Inadequately fenced swimming pools
III. What damages can be recovered in a premises liability case?
- Past medical bills
- Follow-up medical costs
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages during recovery
- Damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress
IV. How to prove negligence in a premises liability case?
If the property owner knew that a dangerous condition existed in their property — or reasonably should have known about it — and their failure to correct it resulted in someone getting hurt, they can be sued for negligence.
V. What types of evidence can be considered in a premises liability case?
- Security camera footage
- Eyewitness testimony
- Inspection reports or photographs documenting hazardous conditions
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