Premises Liability

The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The kinds of incidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk to an injury suffered by a service technician performing work at a client’s location. Premises liability can be quite complicated because it addresses any unsafe condition and resulting injury, whether caused by a fall or otherwise. It is important to remember that an occupier of land, such as a lessee or rental tenant, is treated in the same manner as a landowner in many situations.