Premises Liability


Premises liability law generally concerns injuries while on the property owned or controlled by another.  Under premises liability law, all property and business owners have the responsibility to ensure a safe environment for visitors and guests under reasonable circumstances.  When property owners fail in this responsibility and a guest or customer sustains injuries, that guest or customer may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.  Prompt engagement of lawyers is necessary to preserve evidence, secure witness statements and protect the client’s interests.  Delays and passage of time are impediments to successful results.  Some of the most common grounds for premises liability claims include: unmarked wet floors, uneven walking surfaces, such as floors, carpets, or sidewalks, unmarked or broken steps or stairs, faulty construction, unsafe food products, insufficient security, poor lighting, and lack of warning signs for any dangerous or hazardous conditions.