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Common Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims may arise on both residential and commercial properties. These can occur in a variety of situations and are some of the most common personal injury claims that we see. If you were injured by somebody else’s negligence and person or property was damaged, then premises liability may apply. When dealing with these cases, it is important to know what types can be involved. Here are a few common types of premises liability claims that Grand Strand Law Group can help you with.

Common Types of Premises Liability Claims

Lack of maintenance: Landlords and building managers are responsible for maintaining public spaces. This includes the elevators and appliances in their buildings. If the landlord fails to maintain these areas, they can be held liable if an injury occurs. If you slip and fall on a slippery rug or experience an injury from an elevator fall, these types of claims are considered premises liability claims.

Poor security: Business owners have a responsibility to protect tenants, customers, and employees with a safe environment. Part of that is providing proper facilities and equipment and training staff on how to respond to an emergency. If the security system fails, or there are injuries caused by faulty equipment, it can cause lawsuits and public relations issues.

Slip and fall hazards: The most common type of premises liability claim is for a slip and fall accident. If someone falls because of snow or ice on the ground, wet floors not marked by warning signage, or misplaced cords indicating that the floor is slippery and dangerous, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.

Unrestrained dogs: If dogs are allowed on the property you reside, injuries can fall under a premises liability claim. A dog that’s not restrained can easily run out the door, causing injury to someone. If you own an unfenced dog, you’re responsible for any injury your dog may cause while he is loose. Keeping your pet on a leash is key to avoiding potential liability.


At Grand Strand Law Group, we understand the common types of premises liability claims. We are here to help you every step of the legal way. Give us a call at 843.492.5422 and learn about how estate planning can resolve these situations before they can begin.

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