What is a Premises Liability Claim?

What is a Premises Liability Claim?

Generally speaking, personal injury law holds parties accountable when they cause injuries to others. Within personal injury law, there are different legal principles and different types of claims that an injury victim might file. One of these is called a premises liability claim.

Premises liability is the potential liability of property owners (or occupiers) for accidents and injuries that happen on their premises. This can apply to residential homeowners, owners of multi-unit complexes, businesses, government or public property, and more. These owners are expected to maintain premises in reasonably safe condition to protect visitors and customers from harm.

Unfortunately, property owners do not always take proper care of their premises, which can result in hazards that cause accidents. Some common accidents that lead to premises liability claims include the following:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Theme park accidents
  • Hotel and resort accidents
  • Accidents in common areas or apartment or condo complexes
  • Electrical accidents
  • Toxic exposure
  • Stairwell accidents
  • Escalator or elevator accidents
  • Getting hit by a falling object

The most common premises liability accidents are slip and falls, and these can happen anywhere. You might slip and fall while shopping, in a parking lot, at an office, or any other location that has hazards.

To prove a premises liability claim, you must prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care and failed to abide by the duty, which led to your injuries. Property insurance companies will fight liability, so it is important to have the help of an experienced Covington premises liability attorney.

Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in Covington Today

At the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, we handle all types of premises liability claims, and we can advise you of your rights. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free case evaluation.