What Is Premises Liability?

It is common for people to ask plaintiff personal injury lawyers about premises liability. The concept can be confusing for many people who haven't practiced law. And for anyone who thinks they might have a premises liability claim, it is important to know the basics of this area of law.

At The Keating Firm LTD, lead attorney Brad Keating has been practicing law for more than a decade. In that time he has handled numerous premises liability claims. We represent clients throughout the areas of Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. If you have been hurt and have questions about premises liability or other areas of law, talk with us right away. We can help you obtain the compensation you need.

What Is Premises Liability?

As the name suggests, premises liability refers to the liability that a landowner has over a premises. In simpler terms, someone who owns a restaurant, store, home or any other property can be held responsible if someone gets hurt on their property.

In some cases, it is possible for a plaintiff to obtain compensation for injuries occurring on a premises even if the person injured was trespassing at the time of the accident. Of course, there are limitations to this liability. In many cases, the land owner or operator needed to know or should have known about the danger for a plaintiff to have a viable claim, for example.

If you have been hurt on someone else's property, it is important to talk with someone who has the experience and knowledge to help you understand your rights and to walk you through the legal process.

Poor Security And Dram Shop

There are a few types of premises liability claims that many people would not expect. For example, if you are robbed or assaulted at a public place, it is possible to find liability in the property owners for failing to implement adequate security.

Another possibility involves dram shop liability. When someone drinks too much and causes a serious accident, the person who served the driver the alcohol could be held responsible. This is true whether it is an operator of an establishment that serves alcohol or even a homeowner serving alcohol to guests.

Dog Bites

Another type of case that is often handled under the concept of premises liability is dog bite claims. Most dog bites occur to children on the dog owners' properties. Even home construction, cleaners and other workers are dog bite victims with some frequency.

Our firm handles all types of premises liability claims, from the most standard slip-and-fall cases to dog bites and drunk driving accident/dram shop claims.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer From The Keating Firm LTD

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