Premises Safety Forensic Investigation

Premises liability refers to holding a property owner responsible for damages or injury that occur due to an incident on their property. In all states, owners that occupy a property must make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors. Failure to maintain the property safe for visitors can result in a premises liability lawsuit. Common situations that may give rise to premises liability lawsuits are:

  • Slip hazards
  • Trip hazards
  • Inadequate or missing guard rails (railings)
  • Unprotected hatchways and holes
  • Non-compliant (substandard) stairways
  • Non-compliant handrails
  • Failure to prevent access or protect visitors from dangerous conditions
  • Negligent or inadequate security
  • Fencing, or failure to provide fencing
  • Inadequate snow or ice removal
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Failure to prevent access to ‘attractive nuisances’ (Children on Property)

Building codes and standards change frequently.  Some changes mandate that a property be updated to conform to the change and others do not.  Our premises experts know building codes and standards and can determine which code and standard of care is applicable for your incident.