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Premises Liability

Premises liability law is the body of law that makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises.

Premises liability cases involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance, or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. Common situations giving rise to premises accidents include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps.

Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury producing accidents. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States.

People can fall for numerous reasons, including the interaction of the walking surface with shoes; the environment, along with its distractions; and the physical limitations of the victim.

Our experts are able to examine all potential factors leading up to a slip, trip or fall. Issues such as slip resistance, walkway materials, finishes & footwear, stairs, platforms and risers may be at issue. Concerns of illumination, warnings, misalignments and conspicuity are also examined when needed.