6 Types of Premises Liability Cases

6 Types of Premises Liability Cases

Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Apr-2017

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, the owner may be held liable for the injury the individual has endured and the related expenses.

The following are the 6 most common types of premises liability cases:

  1. 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.
  2. Negligent security – When a person suffers an injury by another individual due to property owner’s failure to provide adequate security.
  3. 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.
  4. Swimming pool accidentsThe 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 negligence, contact our Orlando personal injury attorneys at The Maher Law Firm and request a free consultation today.

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