What is premises liability?

Premises liability is the body of law under which homeowners and business owners can be held liable for injuries suffered by visitors to their property or premises. The injuries are often referred to as “slip, trip and fall” accidents and injuries. If a visitor falls on a broken step or an icy sidewalk, the homeowner or business owner may be liable if they knew about the hazard and failed to fix it or failed to warn the visitor about the problem.

Business owners are required to provide safe places for their visitors and may be liable if there is a potential hazard that they should have known about and failed to fix. A landlord may be liable for an injury that a tenant, visitor or guest suffers in a fall due to the landlord’s failure to maintain a property.

Even if a stairway appears to be safe, a person may become injured if the stairway violates the local building code. For example, all steps need to be of equal height, and hand rails need to be present and at a certain height. The stairway requires sufficient lighting, and worn carpeting needs to be inspected and replaced as appropriate.

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