In every state, a property owner has the responsibility to make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If they fail to keep the property safe for visitors, and someone is injured, they may be responsible for damages.
Some circumstances that fall under premises liability lawsuits are:
- Animal and Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Negligent or Inadequate Security
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Restaurant Liability
Different states follow different rules about who may recover for premises liability and under which conditions. Factors that are considered when determining the property owner’s responsibility are the circumstances under which the visitor came onto the property, the nature of the property, the reasonableness of the owner or occupant’s actions to repair or warn, and the foreseeability of the injury. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, it’s best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to understand your rights.