Your Slip and Trip and Fall Questions Answered

Premises Liability and Negligent Security

What is Premises Liability?
A premises liability claim involves an injury on someone’s property. These cases are often referred to as “slip and fall” claims. These cases include persons injured inside department stores, specialty stores, restaurants, grocery stores, banks, hospitals, and other buildings open to the public. These claims also include injuries that happen outside a building such as a sidewalk, parking lot, common area, stairs, elevator, or on the grounds of the building or property.

How do you know if you have a Premises Liability Case?

If we can prove the following:

  • That the property owner was “negligent” which means that the property owner breached the legal duty owed to the injured individual.
  • That there is causation, meaning that the property owner’s specific act or acts of negligence caused the alleged injuries and damages
  • That there are substantial damages which justify pursuit of such a case.

What is Negligence?

Negligence is the “commission of a civil wrong, a tort which accidentally causes injury to somebody by reason of failure to perform an expected duty with the care that a reasonably prudent person would use with regard to the safety of other in a particular circumstance.”