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What is premises liability?
The possessor of a property has certain responsibilities with regard to the maintenance of safe conditions or to warn of unsafe conditions on the property. Premises liability is the body of law that deals with such responsibilities. The failure to meet these responsibilities as outlined by a state's premises liability laws exposes the
possessor of the property to legal
liability for any injuries an occupant of the property suffers as a result.
What constitutes a "dangerous condition" on a property?
Among the more common premise liability cases are for injuries involving:
What needs to be shown to win a premises liability suit?
The presence of a dangerous condition on a property is not sufficient. Your injury must have resulted due to negligence on the part of the owner, manager or possessor of the property. If any of these parties failed to exercise reasonable care in keeping conditions on the property safe, or if their conduct was reckless, intentional, or malicious, you are likelier to recover damages.
What if the property owner did not know about the dangerous condition?
The possessor of the property could still be held liable for an injury that took place on the premises if he or she should reasonably have known of the danger.
What if I was injured at the house of a friend or acquaintance?
Many of the same laws apply.
Premises liability cases for injuries suffered on a commercial property tend to be more complicated because the business owners', property managers' and employees' job responsibilities need to be defined. This determines how these parties were involved and the degree to which they are to be held accountable for the resulting injuries or death.
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