Every time someone steps onto a property, the property owner faces a considerable liability issue. Premises liability law makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises. Premises liability cases include accidents that take place due to negligent maintenance, or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim.
Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. Premises liability accidents consist of uneven floor surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators, broken steps, slips and falls, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and dangerous chemicals exposure.
Premise liability accidents happen at shopping malls, hospitals, office buildings, housing complexes, parking garages, and restaurants. If a property owner is found to have been negligent, and there negligence caused an injury, the property owner is liable. Premises liability actually encompasses the whole range of injuries that can occur.