Premises Liability Lawsuits


Most premises 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.