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Premises Cases

Premises Cases

Premises liability refers to any type of accident caused by a condition on somebody's property. This could include a foreign substance, such as oil, a foreign object, an obstruction, snow or ice, defective construction, improper maintenance, a slippery floor, broken stairs, and other defects on the property which cause you to slip, trip or fall.

Premises liability cases are a type of negligence case. In addition, on residential rental property, the landlord might be responsible under a theory of breach of warranty of habitability if the property does not conform to the building code or the housing code. Breach of warranty applies to tenants and their guests; both can recover. If the landlord's conduct is extremely outrageous, the landlord might be liable for multiple damages.

Types Premises Liability Cases We Handle

  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Defective stairways and stair collapse
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Porch collapse and porch railing failures
  • Tripping or falling due to uneven surfaces
  • Balcony and deck defects
  • Floor or building collapse
  • Accidents caused by snow and ice
  • Falls on short, unmarked flights of stairs or steps
  • Fire and smoke injuries
  • Injuries, assaults and wrongful death from negligent security
  • Defects at commercial properties causing slips, trips or falls
  • Injuries from flooding or water leaks or spills
  • Slips and falls from cleaning agents
  • Slips and falls caused by spilled food or drinks
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Building code or housing code violations
  • Failure to repair or maintain premises
  • Improper commercial displays
  • Falling merchandise in stores
  • Unprotected holes and uneven surfaces
  • Unmarked stairs or steps
  • Rapes and sexual assault

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