If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to seek relief for your losses in a premises liability suit.
What is Premises Liability
Premises Liability is a form of “negligence” based on a defect on the property. A premises liability suit allows an injured person to hold a property owner responsible for injuries caused by a dangerous or defective condition on the property.
What to prove in a Premises Liability Case
1. The defendant owned, leased, occupied, or otherwise had control over the property.
2. The defendant owed a duty of care to you.
Invitee: a person who is on the premise by express or implied invitation of the possessor of the premise. A premise owner is liable to an invitee who is injured by a condition if the premise owner knew or should have known about the hazard have they exercised reasonable care in inspecting and keeping the premise safe. The highest duty owed is to an invitee.
Licensee: a licensee is a person allowed on the premise for their own benefit, and not to the benefit of the premise owner. A premise owner is responsible if they know or have reason to know of the hazard and fail to exercise reasonable care to make the condition safe or to warn the licensee of the condition.
Trespasser: someone without permission or a legal right to be on the premise is not owed a duty and cannot recover for their losses. However, a property owner is not allowed to intentionally set up dangerous conditions on the property to protect against trespassers.
3. The defendant knew or had reasonable time to know about the danger on the property but did not take reasonable actions to address the hazardous condition.
4. You were injured as a result of that failure to address the dangerous condition.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
- Slip and fall
- Amusement Park accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Accidents caused by poor maintenance on the property
- Negligent security on the premise
- Gym & Trampoline Parks
- Apartment Pools
If you have been injured by a dangerous condition on a premise, it is important to speak with an attorney to carefully analyze your case. At The Crew Law Firm, our attorneys have the experience and expertise to successfully handle your premises liability case.
For assistance in your premises liability case, contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss your claim and how we can help you recover the injuries you have suffered.