Does a premises liability claim only deal with someone tripping, slipping and falling?
No, a premises liability claim does not only deal with someone tripping, slipping and falling. You could file such a claim if you were shopping at your local grocery store and a tin of coffee falls off a shelf and hits you on the head.
The list of things that may cause someone to trip, slip and fall on another’s property are endless. Common forms of premises liability claims include:
- Defective stairs
- Unsafe stairwells
- No railings
- Broken railings
- No parking lot lighting
- Cracked stairs
- Torn rug
- Wet flooring
- A premises fire
- Non-working sprinkler system
- Non-working fire alarms
- Unsafe amusement park rides
- Unsafe water park rides
Other Premises Liability FAQs:
- A premises liability case mainly involves slip and fall accidents, right?
- Does a premises liability claim only deal with someone tripping, slipping and falling?
- I slipped and fell at the store. Why do I need a lawyer?
- I slipped on the stairs of my co-worker’s house and hit my head. The doctor says I have a concussion and need to stay in hospital for a while. Can I recover compensation for my injuries?
- If I slip in a puddle of liquid in a store, or other location, would that be considered a premises liability claim?
- What do I need to prove to be successful in a premises liability claim?
- Who is typically held responsible for a premises liability claim?