Premises liability is the body of law which holds persons or companies that control property liable for accidents and injuries that occur on that property. It is the responsibility of the persons in control of property (or non-owner resident) to maintain a reasonable expectation of safety on that property. Premises liability includes everything from a slip and fall on ice, to having a locked gate around a neighborhood swimming pool. From elevators to theme-park rides and swing sets, premises liability encompasses numerous hazardous situations. In some cases both premises liability and product liability must be considered. For instance, if your injury is the result of a product malfunction (for example a faulty elevator) your case may fall under both product liability and premises law.
Learn more about the various types of premises liability below. If you believe you have a premises liability case, contact Hohauser Kuchon today.