Premises are a combination of land and buildings that are considered together as a property. A single house or a single other piece of property is still “premises” not “premise.” Any land owner is responsible for ensuring that guests are kept safe from certain injuries.
Premises liability law is the body of law that makes the person who owns the land or premises responsible for certain injuries that are suffered by persons who are present on the premises.
Many premises cases, like the “slip and fall” case set, seem simple. Unfortunately, state law in many areas now very much favors the premises owner. Because of this, it is typically a good idea to consult a legal authority before making any decisions.
Within premises liability, a person “possesses” land or premises when:
The premises liability law of the majority of jurisdictions makes it necessary to determine if the plaintiff or injured party was an “invitee,” a “licenses,” or a “trespasser.” The defendant’s duty to the plaintiff can vary significantly depends upon how the plaintiff is classified. In general, a defendant has the least responsibility to trespassers and the most to invitees.
If you have been injured in an accident on a premises, contact the Lake Geneva premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-275-1729 to discuss your legal situation and to determine the amount of responsibility to property owner had.