What is premises liability?

Most people do not know that premises liability covers a wide range of liability cases. Most people assume that it covers accidents or negligence that occurs on a personal property, i.e. someone house. However, premises liability covers accidents that occur on any property.

FindLaw.com states that premises liability holds owners and occupiers of property legally responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on that property. So what does this mean to you?

This means that if you are hurt on anyone's property, be it a residence or a public space, and the negligence of the property owner caused your injury, then they can be held responsible.

Premises liability covers any injury that occurs on someone else's property. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Amusement parks
  • Big box store
  • Grocery stores
  • Residential properties
  • Hotels and hotel security
  • Nightclubs and restaurants
  • Sports arenas and stadiums
  • Parking garages or structures
  • Playgrounds and play areas

As premises liability is so far reaching, only an experienced lawyer can effectively battle insurance companies and corporate lawyers. If you live in New Hampshire or Vermont and have been injured on someone's property and believe that the property owner is to blame please contact us today.


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