Premises Liability Lawsuits
liability cases are based on injuries occurring in commercial and residential
buildings, healthcare facilities, or public schools. Generally, the law requires the owner or operator of the
property to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition, or at least, to
warn customers of a dangerous condition that the owner or operator caused,
knows about or should know about. Under the premises liability laws of most
states, it is necessary to determine the status of the plaintiff as either an
invitee, a licensee, or as a trespasser, before determining the duty owed by
the possessor of the premises.
Generally, the plaintiff is to be reasonably compensated for all
injuries and losses resulting from the occurrence in question.