The term “premises liability” is a legal concept that is often used in injury cases caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Premises liability can also refer to a set of rules that require property owners to take certain measures that ensure their property is safe for visitors. There are many types of premises liability actions, including swimming pool accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, amusement park accidents, and so on.
Premises liability is a form of negligence that typically occurs when you are injured on someone else’s property due to some type of hazardous condition because the property owner has failed to ensure their property is safe. Inadequate maintenance of the premises or defective conditions on the premises are leading causes of personal injury.
It’s important to note that simply because you were injured on someone’s property or that the property might have been in an unsafe condition does not mean that the property owner was automatically negligent. In order to win a premises liability case, the injured party must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. You have to show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises was in an unsafe condition and failed to remedy or prevent the situation.
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