Premises liability is a theory of liability that holds owners and occupiers of property legally responsible for accidents that happen on the property.
An owner or occupier of property is negligent and liable for money damages if reasonable care was not taken to prevent a foreseeable harm.
Most premises liability cases are related to a slipping or tripping incident, with such likely causes as a foreign object on the walking surface, a design flaw in the walking surface, or a slippery surface caused by weather or a spill.
Because there are frequently several people involved in representing a property – such as the property owner, tenant, landlord, or manager – the responsible party is not always obvious. We will assist you in determining who is at fault for your accident.
It is important to note if your premises liability accident occurred on public property, you need to give written notice to that City or Town within a short period of time.
If you fail to provide written notice within the time prescribed by law, you may forfeit all of your rights to recover damages from the injury.
You may be entitled to recover damages for the following:
- medical bills and lost wages
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress
- loss of future earning capacity
This practice area includes:
- Construction accidents
- Drowning and Pools
- Elevator injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Forklift injuries
- Amusement park injuries
- Liquor Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Trip and Fall
These cases can be complex and they require the assistance of an experienced lawyer who knows what questions to ask and what to look for in a case. If you or a loved one were a victim of a slip & fall accident contact us at 203.272.1883 or fill the free no-risk case evaluation form.