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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility a property owner has to maintain their property in a safe condition for guests. Slips and falls are one of the most common forms of premises liability.

Not only can landowners be held responsible under premises liability,  land possessors, such as a person renting a house or a store owner leasing a facility, may also be liable.

Fall injuries are the leading reason for emergency room visits. Each year, more than one of every four older adults will suffer a fall and about 800,000 patients are admitted to the hospital.

Falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and the third leading cause of death from unintentional injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause severe injuries at any age, including hip fractures and back and head injuries.


If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is important to understand your legal rights. The property owner may be at fault, therefore at an obligation to compensate you for your accident-related costs.

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