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Premise Liability

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Premises liability simply means responsibility for injuries from accidents that happen on someone’s property like parking lots, retail shops, hotels, etc.  It can also mean responsibility if you are injured on property that is not owned by a business but rather a neighbor or a friend’s property.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, compensation for premises liability cases is among the highest of any damages awarded in the U.S.; nearly $4 billion dollars are spent each year to compensate victims who sustain premises liability injuries.

Injuries on properties can include those from:

•                 Slip and fall accidents

•                 Burns and fires

•                 Dog bites or mauling

•                 Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold

•                 Drowning

•                 Assault

When it comes to issues of premise liability, in Wisconsin we have a unique “safe place