What is premises liability?

When an individual becomes injured on another person’s property, they may begin to consider their legal options in an effort to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. One of the most important factors to be aware of after being injured on another person’s property is known as premises liability. This term simply means that all property owners are legally responsible for making sure their property is safe for anyone who may enter it. If an injured party can prove that the property owner failed to maintain a safe property, they may be able to bring a successful lawsuit and recover significant compensation.

Some of the reasons that property owners often find themselves being held liable in a premises liability case include the following:

  • Failure to make necessary repairs when they become aware of an issue such as a broken railing, icy surfaces, uneven concrete, etc.
  • Failure to warn of unsafe conditions, such as using a caution sign on a wet floor, etc.
  • Failure to take security measures in places that may be subject to criminal activity such as hotels, schools, etc.
  • Failure to take steps to make property generally safe such as installing appropriate lighting or handrails on a staircase, etc.

If you have questions about premises liability, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.