Premises Liability

Property owners are required to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. They have a legal responsibility to inspect the property from time to time to make sure that no hazards or defects exist. If a dangerous condition is detected, the property owner has to take reasonable measures to repair or eliminate the hazard. If an unsafe condition is not eliminated or repaired and someone is caused to be injured by the unsafe condition, then the owner of the property is legally responsible. This type of case is typically referred to as a premises liability claim. Premises liability claims involve all sorts of unsafe conditions including design defects and structural defects.