The legal theory of “premises liability” encompasses many different types of cases which hold owners and occupants of property legally responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on that property. The types of incidents that give rise to premises liability claims may range from a slip and fall in a public walkway to an injury suffered in a grocery store or school playground.
General points to be analyzed and considered in Premises Liability cases include:
- Legal Status of Property Visitor: Invitee, Licensee, or Trespasser
- Condition of the Property
- Nature of Activities
- Landlord Responsibility
- Comparative Fault (analyzing whether the injured person is at fault for not exercising reasonable care for his or her own safety)
Due to the complexity of these types of cases, it is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the laws and procedures on Premises liability. Attorney Shannon J. Sagan, is dedicated to properly guiding you through this process.