Premise Liablility Claims


Premise Liability Defined
The term “premise liability” generally refers to the liability of property owners or possessors for accidents that occurred at their premises because of their negligence. The claims filed by victims of any injury, from the settlement efforts to litigation and lawsuits in courts, are commonly known as premise liability claims. Many states have laws that generally require landowners to maintain their premises in a condition that will not cause injury to those that, for various reasons, visit the property. These laws apply to both business proprietors and homeowners and impose upon them the duty to provide a safe environment for individuals coming in and out of the subject premises.

The Usual Cases of Premise Liability
Premise liability may come in various forms. It may be a simple case of slip and fall but may also include other forms of unsafe maintenance of property or premises from any potentially injurious element. In other states, premise liability rightfully includes a case of failure to provide adequate security in parking lots and other locations where robbery and other similar violence are consistently happening. However, the most common cases of premise liability are the following:

•  Slip and fall incidents at commercial establishments caused by solid, liquid and other foreign substances
•  Trip and fall incidents caused by unsafe property conditions
•  Construction site accidents
•  Assault by employees or business patrons upon another person in said premises.