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What is the Difference Between Premises Liability and Slip and Fall?

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When you conduct a web search for slip and fall accidents, you may see websites use slip and fall and premises liability interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two.

A slip and fall accident is actually a type of premises liability claim. Learn more about the difference between premises liability and slip and fall and how Regan Zambri Long can help you negotiate a settlement when you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability law pertains to a landowner’s and/or tenant’s responsibility to keep those who enter on their property safe from harm due to dangerous conditions. In most cases, premises liability cases are based on negligence.

The most common type of premises liability case is a slip and fall accident. According to the National Safety Council, in 2019 alone, 39,443 people died in falls at home and at work.

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere to anyone. However, some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

However, there are other types of premises liability claims that are not slip and fall accidents.

What Other Types of Accidents Fall Under Premises Liability Law?

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability claims. However, other common forms of premises liability include:

How Do I Obtain Compensation in a Premises Liability Claim?

To obtain compensation in a premises liability claim, you have to file a lawsuit against the property owner, landlord, business owner, etc. who owed you a reasonable standard of care in maintaining safe conditions.

You and your premises liability lawyer will need to prove negligence of the property owner.

How Do You Prove Negligence in Premises Liability Claims?

To have a successful premises liability claim, you and your slip and fall accident attorney will need to prove the following elements of negligence:

To strengthen the case, you will need evidence of the property owner’s negligence which could include photographs, witness testimony, and medical expenses.

Can Regan Zambri Long Assist in My Premises Liability Claim?

Whether it is a slip and fall accident or another form of premises liability, the premises liability lawyers at Regan Zambri Long can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys today. You don’t pay until we secure a settlement or verdict for you. Call 202-960-4596 or contact us online.

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