Several different types of cases fall under the heading "Premises Liability." Basically, this category of cases includes a wide variety of cases arising out of the negligence of business owners and/or possessors of property.
A common premises liability case in Pennsylvania and New Jersey is a slip, trip and fall accident case. A pedestrian slips and falls on a sidewalk because the property owner failed to clear the ice and snow off of his walkways. A pedestrian trips and falls on a walking surface due to dangerous obstructions. For instance, tree debris and branches are scattered on a sidewalk outside a residential home, and a pedestrian trips over the debris. The homeowner may be responsible for the pedestrian's injuries and accident because he failed to clear the dangerous obstructions, i.e., tree debris and branches.
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Slip, trip and fall accidents also happen inside commercial business and establishments, such as restaurants, stores and hotels. There are also other types of premises liability cases that happen in commercial establishments.
A shopper can sustain injuries when merchandise falls off a store shelf. Another shopper may be injured due to other unsafe conditions in the store. A restaurant patron may be injured by improper or inadequate security. A landlord may be responsible for a tenant's injuries caused by the landlord's negligence.
Another type of premises liability case is a dram shop case, which holds a restaurant or bar responsible for the injuries caused by its patron due to the restaurant or bar's negligent sale or supply of alcoholic beverages to individuals.
An example of this may be the following: A patron is served several alcoholic beverages at a bar. The patron becomes visibly intoxicated. He is stumbling and slurring his words. Despite the fact that the patron is visibly intoxicated, the server continues to serve the patron drinks. The patron leaves the bar and causes a serious car accident and injuries the other driver. In this case, the bar may be held liable for the other driver's injuries, in addition to the intoxicated driver.
While these cases are quite varied, the common element which binds these cases together in one "category" of cases is the unique legal duties which the law imposes upon business owners and possessors of land.
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For more information, below are legal articles regarding PA & NJ slip, trip and fall accidents, negligent security injury cases, dram shop cases, etc.
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Common Injuries Sustained In A Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident
A PA slip/trip and fall accident lawyer discusses common injuries sustained in a slip/trip and fall accident.
Injured At NJ Rental? What Are Your Legal Rights? By A NJ personal injury lawyer
A NJ personal injury lawyer discusses a tenant's legal rights if injured at a summer rental in NJ.
*Last updated on February 9, 2015