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What types of injuries fall under “premises liability?”
When you’re injured on someone’s property, and your injury was caused by unsafe conditions, you have a potential premises liability case. Premises liability occurs when the property owner fails to take reasonable care of the property, leading to your injury. But what kinds of injuries can fall under premises liability?
Injuries that can be classified under premises liability include:
- slips/trips and falls
- snow and ice incidents
- amusement park accidents
- elevator accidents and escalator accidents
- injuries from fires, water leaks or flooding, and toxic fumes or chemicals
Additionally, inadequate maintenance and defective conditions on a property can lead to unsafe conditions, such as:
- Slipping and falling as a result of wet or oily floors, hidden extension cords, and loose or broken floorboards, steps or sidewalks
- Inadequate building security that leads to an assault and/or injury
- An accident that results from a swimming pool being unsupervised and unsecured
- A bite due to the presence of a potentially dangerous dog or other animal
Not every case is straightforward. The burden of proof is on the injured person to show that negligence occurred. There are additional factors at play, including whether you were invited on the property or trespassing. However, there are exceptions, such as if the trespasser is a child. Property owners need to protect children from an attractive nuisance.
The bottom line is that every premises liability case is unique. If you know someone who was injured on someone else’s property, you might encourage them to discuss the details with an experienced premises liability attorney in Philadelphia.