Q: What is premises liability?
A: Property owners are responsible for keeping a reasonably safe environment. Therefore, they may be liable for accidents that occur on their property. This concept applies to residential homeowners as well as commercial property owners. Malls, grocery stores, and apartment complexes are expected to be a safe place for inhabitants and consumers.
Q: What types of injuries fall on the responsibility of a property owner?
A: If you were injured due to someone leaving their property in a dangerous condition, you have the right to seek compensation. Premises liability cases typically cover slip and fall accidents, accidents related to unstable construction such as collapsing decks, or obstacles in someone’s pathway. Additional examples include dog bites, uncovered pools, or assault.
Q: What damages are recoverable in a premises liability case?
A: Like other personal injury claims; you may recover damages for missed work and lost wages, pain and suffering, medical anguish, and medical expenses.