Premises liability refers to a legal theory that holds property owners responsible for accidents. This is based on the duty of care owed by all those who step foot in their premises, which includes accidental falls and other mishaps like slipping or tripping onto something sharp while walking through an office building during working hours.
A property owner who fails to live up to these obligations could be considered negligent – which means responsible if accidents occur due to this neglectful behavior-and would need proof of guilt by proving both the presence of negligence AND its direct connection with causing harm, before receiving financial assistance from anyone else’s accident claim.
Premises liability covers a broad range of disputes, including:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Sidewalk Trip and Fall Accidents
- Failure to Warn of Dangerous Condition
- Apartments/Home Accidents
- Supermarket Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Hotel Accidents
- Restaurant Accidents
- Stairwell Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Elevator Accidents