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Premises Liability

When you are injured while lawfully on someone else's property, the owner is liable for your injuries if the owner's negligence caused your injury. While premises liability includes slip/trip & fall situations, it is broader because it addresses any unsafe condition and resulting injury, whether caused by a fall or otherwise.

What are the elements of a premises liability case?

If you are injured because of an unsafe condition on property, you will have to show that:

  • You were lawfully on the property (i.e., that the owner invited you or hired you to work on the property), or if not lawfully on the property that the owner knew you were trespassing on the property;
  • That the owner of the property was negligent in dealing with the unsafe condition—that is, that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition on the property and failed to repair it (or if repaired, it was repaired in a way that did not fix it or made the condition worse), rope it off, or warn of the condition;
  • The negligence caused your injury.

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What if I trespassed, and I got injured?


I have been injured by a condition on someone's property and I was an invited guest or a worker on the property

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