What is a Premises Liability Claim?



Most people do not realize that they may be entitled to compensation for injuries that occur on the property of another person, business, or even a government entity. These types of cases are known as “premises liability” cases, a type of case that the experienced personal injury attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers can help victims and their families recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to a negligent property owner or maintainer.

Although most people may think that they have never heard of a premises liability case before, these types of cases are actually very common. That’s because the term “premises liability” is just a category for cases arising out of the use or presence on the property (or premises) of another.

Thus, some of the most common types of premises liability cases include:

  • Slip and fall accidents, cases where victims step on something that causes them to slip, slide, or skid and lose balance and fall
  • Trip and fall cases, which are accidents when a person’s foot gets stuck, twisted, tripped, or otherwise is caught in a defect that causes them to lose balance and fall
  • Dog bite or animal attack cases
  • Pool accidents, including slippery pool decks, wooden stairs near pools that are painted and without friction stripes, no pool ladders, and other defects
  • Negligent security, such as broken locks on doors or windows
  • Property defects or dangers, such as carbon monoxide leaks from furnaces or water heaters that are not property vented
  • Toxic exposure cases relating to mold, asbestos, chemical fumes, and other dangers
  • Construction accident cases where debris, materials, equipment, or other objects being used fall or strike others, and
  • Other types of premises liability cases where victims are seriously injured or wrongfully killed while on the property of another person or business.

All types of premises liability cases are serious and can result in catastrophic harm, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, torn muscles or tendons and ligaments, organ injuries, and other harm. To learn more about how our experienced personal injury attorneys in northern California at Berg Injury Lawyers can help you, contact us today by dialing 866-928-4640 for a FREE consultation. Or reach out to us through our website at berginjurylawyers.com.