Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. In order
If you slip and fall and injure yourself on someone else’s property, can the property owner avoid liability by claiming that the injury was your fault? In some situations (and in some states) the answer could be yes. Let’s first take a brief look at the law of slip and fall liability. Then we'll
Accidents caused by defective or dangerous property, either inside or outside a building, are called "premises liability" accidents. Premises can be dangerous for many reasons, from shoddy construction to poor maintenance. If dangerous premises lead to slipping, tripping, or having something hit or fall on you, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries from the property owner or tenant.
If you slip and fall in a store or in a business, how do you know whether you have a potential claim or lawsuit? And who would the claim be against? This article will discuss the different theories of liability for slip and fall accidents in stores and businesses. There Must Be Negligence A store or
Thousands of people trip, slip, or fall on stairs every year. Property owners are liable for stair accidents in the same way they are liable for slip and fall accidents. But stairs present a number of additional dangers -- some hidden and some obvious -- that merit special consideration. If you've had a stair accident, here's how to determine if the property owner is at fault.
If you are renting a house or apartment and you slip and fall on your landlord’s premises, either inside or outside, can you hold your landlord liable for your injuries? The answer depends on where and why you fell. Read on to learn more. (Get the basics on making a slip and fall claim.) Negligence
If you slip and fall on government property, is the governmental entity responsible for your injuries? If the government was negligent in its maintenance and upkeep of the property, the answer is generally yes, except that there are two important limitations on an injured person’s right to sue a federal,
If you were injured from a fall due to a hazardous condition on someone else's property, you may be contemplating a lawsuit against the property owner, and wondering whether that is the right move. One of the factors you will certainly want to consider is how much your slip and fall claim might be worth.
Before filing a lawsuit over a slip and fall injury, it is worth considering whether the time and effort will be well spent. Litigation can often be stressful, not to mention expensive and time-consuming. The purpose of this article is to present the pros and cons of filing a slip and fall lawsuit so
If you are considering a slip and fall lawsuit, you may wonder how long it will take to resolve such a legal matter. Depending on a variety of factors, it can take months -- or even years -- to resolve. Like other civil lawsuits involving personal injuries, slip and fall lawsuits go through a number
The “discovery” phase of a slip and fall claim -- as in any civil lawsuit -- refers to the time period where the parties involved use different procedural tools to learn as much about the subject matter of the lawsuit as possible. Depending on the complexity of the lawsuit, and the number of lawsuits
If you're involved in a slip and fall case -- as someone who was injured, as an owner of property where someone fell, or even as a witness -- at some point you may be called to have your deposition taken. In this article, we'll explain how depositions work in the context of discovery in a slip and fall
In New York, as in every state, most slip and fall cases alleging a dangerous property condition reach a settlement, with very few claims ever going to trial. But what might a settlement look like? The following example illustrates the key elements and lifecycle of a slip and fall settlement in New