What is Premises Liability?

Were you injured while on the property of someone else? You could have a premises liability case! Premises liability is an area of law which covers accidents and injuries which occur while in a store, at a hotel, or even while visiting a friend. The most common types of premises liability cases include slip and fall accidents, inadequate maintenance, electrocution, negligent security, and the failure to uphold safety standards. If you or a loved one were injured and want to know if you have a case, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

How can you know if you have a premises liability case? First of all, the aspects that will have to be proven are that the property owner owed the victim a duty of care and that they did not act in accordance with this duty of care. This leads to the question, who is owed a duty of care?

The first group is known as invitees. These are people who are invited onto a premises in order to conduct some type of business. Examples include stores, restaurants, and businesses. The second group is licensees, those who were on someone's property for social reasons. The last group is trespassers. Although they are owed a lesser duty of care, it is still the property owner's responsibility to ensure that hazards and dangers are warned of.

If you would like to discuss your case with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to contact Segal & Lax. We have over 75 years of combined experience in handling these types of cases and will do everything possible to help you. You could be entitled to compensation for what you went through, so call today for a free case evaluation.


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