Premises liability, in a legal sense, comes into play in cases bordering on personal injury where the injury was caused by some kind of unsafe or the defective condition of a person’s property.

Lots of personal injury cases are often caused by negligence, and this is also the case with premises liability cases. In court, for a lawyer to diligently handle a premises liability case, he has to prove that his injured client sustained injury due to the property owner’s negligent attitude or act in respect of the ownership and maintenance of his or her property. Thus, in this case, it can be said that negligence is caused by the owner’s failure to cater for or take proper care of the property in his possession.

However, It’s pertinent to note that just because a client that is being represented was injured in a property does necessarily mean that the owner of the property was negligent in any way. Furthermore, just because the property in question might have been in a condition that can be considered unsafe does not imply that the owner of the property was negligent or make him liable to the injured party. The legal team representing the injured party has to show the court without a reasonable doubt that the owner of the property was aware of or should have been aware of the fact that the property in question was in an unsafe condition, but failed to take action to fix the property.

There are different cases where premises liability occur and these cases will be examined extensively to cover this topic properly.

The list below covers the cases where premises liability can be considered in court;

  • Slip and fall cases in an apartment
  • Snow and ice accidents in or close to an apartment
  • Inadequate maintenance of a property
  • Defective or faulty conditions on the property
  • Inadequate or substandard building security leading to injury or assault
  • Elevator and/or escalator accidents
  • Dog or pet bites in general
  • Accidents in and around a swimming pool
  • Accidents in an amusement park
  • Fire outbreaks
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals.

From the list above, it is quite clear that premises liability covers a wide range of cases which can be addressed in a court of law. And the list even covers cases of dog bite because this falls under the purview of premises liability. It can be considered an unsafe condition allowed by the owner of the property (the dog should have been kept in a secure location in the apartment and adequate warning should have been given to visitors).

Individuals Premises Law Covers;

The list of the people who fall under premises are;

  • invitees
  • licensees
  • trespassers

If you are a victim of an injury you believe was caused by the owner of the property’s negligence, Edersy-Suarez has the best legal team to help you handle a case of this nature without any hassle or extra injury to you.

However, if your license has been suspended due to a DUI arrest, the situation is a bit more complex and needs to be handled properly. Lawyers with a specialty in suspended licenses can attend the hearing and argue against the suspension. In many cases, this results in either a shortened period of suspension or no suspension at all.

For those who have a complicated series of events associated with their suspension, a lawyer is essential. As an example, if your original suspension led to you driving without a valid license, you may be considered a habitual offender and the courts will treat you more harshly than you deserve. In this situation, a lawyer who can argue for the reduction in your suspension and who can help with the complex paperwork and filings associated with a suspended license is vital.

Regardless of the cause of the suspended license, the easiest course to driving legally again is to hire a lawyer that specializes in these matters to work with the court on your behalf.