You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured while you occupy the land, building, or property of another party and your injury is the result of a dangerous condition contained on that land, building, or property. A common example of premise liability is the case of a customer slipping and falling on the floor of a store that was wet. The law provides that an owner of property is charged with maintaining that property in a reasonably safe manner so that a visitor would not be injured upon the property when the property is open to the public or in which it is foreseeable that a member of the public would enter the property. Failing to adequately maintain the safety of the area will result in the owner of the property being held accountable to pay for the injuries that the property may cause to others.
Other examples of dangerous conditions could include falling ceiling tiles, holes in a parking lot, unsafe stairs or hand railings. Just the same, if the owner of the property allows dangerous activities to occur on the property that could expose a person to harm, the owner will again be held liable for the injuries to such a person. All told, if you have been injured upon property owned by another person, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries as all factors surrounding your injury and the cause should be examined.