Premise Liability

Although the specific rules vary from state to state, all across the country, laws hold property owners responsible for injuries that occur on the grounds of those properties. This holds true for a private home as well as a commercial business. If you have suffered an injury in the surroundings of a home or business, Murray & Associates, can review your case and provide options to ensure the best possible outcome.

What is Premise Liability?

Premise liability is the legal principle that holds a property owner accountable for damages occurring in or arising from an injury to a person or entity within the said property. Across the country, the law expects that property owners make a reasonable effort to ensure a safe environment for visitors. Not doing so creates room for a liability case.

Does Premise Liability Apply to Condominiums or Apartment Complex?

Generally speaking, landlords are not held responsible for a tenant’s injury if it occurred in the tenant’s apartment, as the tenants are responsible for the condition of their property. However, suppose the damage occurs due to latent defects that were obscured from the tenant before they moved into the residence or from repairs made by the landlord. In that case, there’s room for a premise liability case.

What are Common Premise Liability Cases?

Premise liability cases encompass both construction and personal injury cases; some common types include:

  • Elevator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Fires
  • Slip and fall
  • Leaks and flooding
  • Toxic chemicals and fumes

The spectrum of premise liability cases is quite broad because every instance of harm and injury can occur on someone’s property.

Do You Have a Premise Liability Case in Florida?

Whether you’ve suffered an injury in private property or someone has been hurt in yours, our Murray & Associates team is here to provide the legal representation you deserve. Get in touch with our office today to request a consultation.

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