Premise Liability


Premises liability is the liability for a landowner for certain injuries that occur on their property. Personal injury may result from a variety of hazardous ground conditions, including open excavations, uneven pavement, standing water, crumbling curbs, wet floors, uncleared snow, icy walks, falling objects, inadequate security, insufficient lighting, concealed holes, improperly secured mats, or defects in chairs or benches

For premises liability to apply:

  1. The defendant must possess the land or premises where the injury occurred.

  2. The plaintiff must be either a business invitee or a social guest on the premises.

  3. There must be negligence or some other wrongful act. In recent years, the law of premises liability has evolved to include cases    where a person is injured on the premises of another by a third person's wrongful act, such as an assault. These cases are sometimes referred to as "third party premises liability" cases and they represent a highly complex and dynamic area of tort law. They pose especially complex legal issues of duty and causation because the injured party is seeking to hold a possessor or owner of property directly or vicariously liable when the immediate injury-producing act was, arguably, not caused by the possessor or owner.


Choosing a Massachusetts Premises Liability Lawyer


At the Law Offices of Michael R. St. Louis, we are fully prepared to handle your premise liability claim. As a leading Boston personal injury law firm, we can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to win your case. Call our Law Offices today for your free consultation at 781-816-3950 or contact us online.

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