Slip/Trip & Fall Injury Claims:
Owners or possessors of land, premises or a place of business are responsible under the law for maintaining the premises in a reasonably safe condition. The owner or possessor has a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect people from unreasonable risks of injury. If a person falls, slips or trips upon a condition which is considered to be unreasonably dangerous, that person is entitled to recover compensation for bodily injures as well as other damages sustained, including economic losses and damages.

In the law, the term "premises liability" refers to a situation where an individual is injured on property, or "premises" owned or maintained by someone else. The property owner or party responsible for maintaining the property may be held legally responsible, or "liable," for that person's injuries if the injuries were the result of a dangerous condition that existed on the property.

Property owners and businesses have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on their property and, if they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable for the injured person's medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. A premises liability case might arise against owners not only of commercial property, but private residences, vacant lots, and many other types of properties.