Premises liability laws hold landowners and building owners legally responsible for the safety of their property. They must take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm from resulting to people who enter their property or premises.
Premises liability claims can stem from slip and falls or trip and falls, porch collapses, building code violations, and the failure to maintain premises in a safe manner. Premises liability holds an owner responsible for doing such things as timely removing snow or ice from sidewalks and parking lots so people may safely pass and timely identifying and correcting any dangerous or defective condition on their property that may pose a risk of harm to persons entering or coming upon their property.
The legislature has imposed various statutes that limit liability and immunize certain landowners from any liability for injuries that occur on another’s property. These include statutes of repose (that prevent claims from being brought after a certain date) and recreational immunity laws (that prevent certain claims from being brought, even if there is a defective condition known to the landowner).
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, or if a loved one has died, as the result of a defective or dangerous condition in a public building or on someone else’s property, contact us today for a free case evaluation.