Premises Liability

In Rhode Island, when a person is injured on someone else’s property, the owner can be held liable for the injuries sustained. This is known as premises liability law.

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners accountable for injuries that occur on their property. This includes injuries caused by the owner’s negligence, such as failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition. For example, if a person slips and falls on a wet floor in a store or trips over a broken step, owner could be held liable for failing to properly maintain the premises.  The law of premises liability applies to both public and private property. This includes retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, and more.

In order to successfully file a premises liability claim, a person must be able to prove that the owner of the property was negligent. This requires proving four elements: Duty of Care, Breach of Duty, Causation, and Damages.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, you should contact personal injury lawyer. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process to ensure you are justly compensated.

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