Premises liability law is a branch of personal injury law that holds property owners and possessors responsible for injuries that occur on their property. This can include accidents that happen inside or outside the building, as well as injuries caused by hazardous conditions on the property. In this blog post, we will discuss some examples of premises liability cases to give you a better understanding of how this type of law works.
#1 - Slip and Fall Incidents
One common example of a premises liability case is slip and fall incidents. If you slip and fall on someone else's property, they may be held liable for your injuries if they knew or should have known about the hazardous condition and did not take steps to fix it or warn visitors.
#2 - Swimming Pool Injuries
An injury in a swimming pool accident can lead to a premises liability case if the property owner did not take proper precautions to keep the area safe. For example, if there is no fence around the pool where one is required or where a gate to a pool fence is left unlocked, the property owner may be held liable if a child wanders into the pool and drowns. Property owners with public pools such as apartment buildings must comply with regulations regarding pool safety such as properly displaying pool depth markers or ensuring that a pool has a light on for any swimming hours after dark.
#3 - Falling Tree Accidents
A property owner has a duty to inspect and maintain trees on their property. A premises liability case may be triggered if a tree on the property is in a dangerous condition due to disease, age, poor pruning, or some other condition that would be revealed upon a reasonable inspection, and then the tree or tree branch fails and injures someone.
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These are just a few examples of premises liability cases - if you have been injured on someone else's property, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer on our team can help you understand your legal rights and options.
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