Premise liability is an area of law that relates to personal injury. Simply put, premise liability covers personal injury situations when someone is injured on another person’s property, most commonly because of the property owner’s own negligence; however, just because a person was injured on another person’s property doesn’t automatically mean the property owner was negligent. Accidents do happen that aren’t related to a property owner’s negligence. In fact, sometimes the accidents happen due to the other person’s negligence.
As you can probably tell, this is where top rated personal injury attorneys with experience in premise liability cases come into play.
Different people are affected by premise liability personal injury cases in different ways, and below are the three main kinds of people affected by premise liability.
An invitee is someone the property owner has invited onto his or her property. Examples of invitees include family members, friends, and neighbors.
Maybe a property owner is having a pool party and invites a group of family members and friends. If the property owner’s pool is in disrepair (for example, the steps leading out of the pool are not secured) and someone becomes injured, then that property owner could be held responsible for premise liability.
A licensee is someone who has permission to be on the property, but is on the property for his or her own purposes.
A salesman is a good example of a licensee. If a salesman enters a property owner’s property and becomes injured by a dog bite, then the property owner could be held responsible for premise liability.
A trespasser is someone who doesn’t have permission to be on another person’s property. Generally, property owners don’t have a responsibility when it comes to a trespasser becoming injured on their properties; however, this can vary by situation – especially if the “trespasser” is a child.
For example, if a property owner owns a pool but doesn’t have it secured (covered, gated, or otherwise secured from the general public) and a child enters the property and suffers a personal injury related to the pool, the property owner could be held responsible for premise liability.
Contact a Premise Liability Personal Injury Attorney
Have you suffered a premise liability personal injury? Some examples of such accidents include, but aren’t limited to:
- Slips and falls due to wet or oily floors; ice and snow accumulation; loose or otherwise unsecured rugs and carpets; and more.
- Swimming pool accidents.
- Subpar building security.
- Roller coaster or other amusement park accidents.
- Injuries at school.
- Accidents on cruise ships.
Premise liability even can include wrongful death situations.
As you can see, premise liability laws can get tricky – especially depending on who you are in the situation.
If you believe you’ve suffered a personal injury covered under premise liability, contact the law offices of Scott J. Sternberg & Associates. Serving the West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Boca Raton areas, Scott J. Sternberg & Associates can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 561-687-5660 to schedule your free consultation today.
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