When it comes to property ownership, maintenance and upkeep are reasonable expectations. Owners and operators are required to provide a secure establishment, especially when dealing with the public. Premises liability is the legal term that dictates whether the owner of the property was careless in providing a safe environment or if defective conditions caused the accident.
Determining premises liability can be difficult as it covers a wide range of personal injury cases that include but are not limited to: snow and ice accidents, water leaks, or the consumption of toxic fumes or fluids. These types of incidents can take place anywhere, regardless of whether or not the property is publicly or privately owned.