Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where a personal injury is caused by a property owner’s negligence. A premises liability-based personal injury claim lets a victim hold a property owner – and potentially other parties – liable for defective property conditions.

Property owners responsibility

Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment on their property. Premises liability personal injury cases happen when property owners let unsafe or defective conditions progress on their property to the point of causing injury. These cases can involve anything from water leaks to inadequate property maintenance.

Victims of neglected or defective property have the right to assert claims against those responsible.

Property Negligence

In successful premises liability cases, personal injury lawyers will place the responsibility of the accident on the property owner because the property was not in good condition.

Property owners and other responsible parties should be held liable for their negligence.

If you have suffered a personal injury on someone else’s property, you need a premises liability lawyer on your side. Your case is time-sensitive. 

Examples of Premises Liability 

  • snow and ice accidents
  • inadequate maintenance of the premises
  • defective conditions on the premises
  • inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
  • elevator and escalator accidents
  • swimming pool accidents
  • amusement park accidents
  • fires
  • water leaks or flooding
  • toxic fumes or chemicals

These are just a few examples, if you believe your injury falls under premises liability we recommend getting in contact with a  personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.

Contact Sticklen & Dreyer

At Sticklen & Dreyer, we recommend contacting us for a free consultation to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect yourself.