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Differences Between Premises Liability and Product Liability


Manufacturers, business owners and landlords have the legal obligation to provide the public with safe products and properties. Being injured due to the negligence of others may leave you facing large medical bills, emotional distress and loss of wages. Product and premises liability laws protect the rights of the injured and entitle you to compensation.

Product Liability

Consumers should be assured that the products they buy are safe. Unfortunately, defective or dangerous products cause serious injuries every day. This is why manufacturers are liable for any potentially hazardous items they sell. Those who can be held accountable for product liability include the product manufacturer, the product parts manufacturer, the product wholesaler and any retail store carrying the product.

A negligent or intentional misrepresentation regarding a product may also give rise to a product liability claim. Three examples of product liability issues include: insufficient instructions or warnings regarding usage, defects in design, and manufacturing defects.

Premises Liability

You deserve to feel safe when entering another’s home or business. Safeguards put into the law under premises liability law affords you the opportunity to do so. If you injure yourself on a property, then the individual who owns or maintains that property may be liable for any of your injuries.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for those visiting the property. If the property you injured yourself on had dangerous conditions, then it is the property owner’s duty to pay for your resulting medical expenses, pain, suffering and lost wages. Slipping and falling is the most common premises liability.

Slip and fall accidents come under this area of law. They can occur at a variety of locations, such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Warehouse Superstore Retailers
  • Shopping Malls
  • Hospitals
  • Office Buildings
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Parking Complexes

It’s important to hire an experienced attorney to prove that the property owner was negligent by failing to keep their property free of potential hazards. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident to attain the highest possible recovery on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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