What is Premises Liability?
Wikipedia defines premises liability, also known as occupiers’ liability, “as the liability that a landowner or occupier has for certain torts that occur on their land.” A tort in the legal world is defined as “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability.” Essentially, a tort could be any personal injury, and in terms of premises liability law, the injury occurred on someone else’s property.
Understanding your personal premises can help you avoid an unwanted premises liability lawsuit. You should also be aware of other people’s premises. If you suffer a personal injury on another person’s premises, they may be liable to pay for your injuries.