- Slip and Fall accidents resulting in severe injuries including broken pelvis, brain damage, or broken ankle
- Electrocution injures often resulting in severe burns
- Caught in between elevator doors resulting in compound fractures
- Severe back injuries resulting in paralysis
- Nerve Damage and Facial lacerations from falling objects
Premises Liability – The Responsibility of the Property Owner Landlord:Under the common law system of jurisprudence landlords and the managers of properties owe certain duties to members of the general public who enter their buildings. Determining which individual is owed a duty is predicated on the general status of that individual under the law. The common law system places all visitors into three general categories.
- Invitee: An invitee is owed the highest duty of care. They are any individual who is either expressly or impliedly invited to another person’s premises for their mutual benefit.
- Licensee: Any individual who enters the premises at the owner or possessors consent for a non business or commercial purpose. The most common example of an invitee is a social guest.
- Trespassers: Individuals who unlawfully enter a property without the consent of the property owner. Generally no duty is owed to a trespasser.