Premises Liability Frequently Asked Questions

Premises liability is the legal responsibility that a property owner or occupier has to keep their premises safe from dangerous conditions that may harm visitors. This includes ensuring that the property is free from hazards which could cause an injury, and providing adequate warnings about any potential hazards. If a visitor is injured on the property due to the negligence of the owner or occupier, they may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries.

There are many different types of accidents which could potentially be covered by premises liability, such as slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, and dog bites. Basically, any type of accident which occurs on another person’s property and is caused by the negligence of the property owner or occupier could potentially be covered by premises liability.

There are many different ways in which a property owner or occupier could be negligent, but some common examples include failing to properly maintain the property, failing to repair known hazards, and failing to provide adequate warnings about potential dangers. Basically, anything that a reasonable property owner or occupier should do to keep visitors safe but fails to do so could be considered negligence.

If you are successful in a premises liability lawsuit, you may be able to recover a variety of different types of fair compensation for your injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced premises liability lawyer will be able to advise you on the specific types of compensation that may be available in your case.

Our premises liability attorneys at Shook & Stone work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us anything unless we are successful in recovering monetary damages for your injuries. You can therefore have peace of mind knowing that you can pursue a premises liability claim without having to worry about the cost of an attorney.