Premises Liability Claims

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 5:30am PST

Premises Liability is the area of personal injury law that governs injuries sustained on the property of another. Premises liability laws state that property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe premises at all times, and for making sure any defect or danger on the property is taken care of in a prompt fashion. When a property owner fails to notify guests or patrons about a dangerous or defective condition on the property, or fails to fix the problem quickly, they can be held liable in a premises liability lawsuit.

There are numerous types of premises liability claims. Some of the more common types of claims include:

  • Slip and falls: a condition on the premises causes a person to slip and fall
  • Trip and falls: a condition on the premises causes a person to trip and fall
  • Dog bites: dog owners can be held liable if their dog bites, attacks or injures a person
  • Elevator accidents: sometimes a defect can cause an elevator to fall or malfunction. Property owners are responsible for making sure all equipment on the property is in good working order and is safe for people to use.
  • Assaults & attacks: Property owners also have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe and secure. If a person is attacked or assaulted, they can file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner on grounds of negligent or insufficient security.
  • Exposure to hazardous or toxic materials: Exposure to a dangerous or toxic chemical or material can lead to serious health complications or even death.

These are just some of the accidents and injuries that fall under premises liability law. If you are interested in learning whether or not you have a valid premises liability lawsuit, contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. today to speak with a North Carolina personal injury attorney about your legal rights and options!

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