Premises liability is a legal term which refers to the responsibility every property owner
assumes when other people visit his or her property. If the property is
somewhat unsafe or neglected, causing a visitor or tenant to get injured,
then the owner may be held liable for the harm the individual has endured
and the related expenses.
The following are the 6 most common types of premises liability cases:
Slip and falls – These cases occur when a person slips (trips) and falls on someone
else’s property. Common conditions of slip and falls are wet floors,
exposed wiring, loose or broken floors, and defective staircases.
Negligent security – When a person suffers an injury by another individual due to property
owner’s failure to provide adequate security.
Dog bites – When a person is attacked or bitten by a dog, resulting in injuries,
the dog’s owner may be liable for the injuries suffered by the victim.
Swimming pool accidents – The property owner has a responsibility to take reasonable precautions
to ensure that his or her pool is safe for users. Possible causes of swimming
pool accidents include lack of fencing, lack of warning signs, lack of
maintenance, negligent supervision.
Exposure to toxic chemicals – When a person claims to have been exposed to toxic chemicals as a result
of their occupation or toxic pharmaceutical drugs. This is common in the
construction industry, and even at the home due to household products
that use harmful chemicals.
Fires – Some property owners fail to take the precautionary measures to prevent
fires. Common causes include exposed or faulty electrical wiring, natural
gas leaks, or outlets that are not functioning properly.
If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property due to the owner’s
contact our Orlando personal injury attorney at The Maher Law Firm and request a
free consultation today.