Premises liability is the responsibility or liability a land owner holds to ensure a visitor is not injured by the conditions of their property. It includes a multitude of circumstances. One example is a poorly maintained property that may result in tripping hazards such as broken steps or sidewalks, or conditions that could lead to a slip and fall, like unsalted driveways.

Another illustration is faulty equipment located on the property like an elevator or amusement park ride that causes an injury. Depending on the type of equipment, this may also fall under Product Liability law. Special care must also be taken on property housing swimming pools, trampolines, swing sets and jungle gyms, to ensure children remain safe while on the property.

Pet owners are also responsible for their pets and injuries they may cause to guests. Dog bites would be an example where a property owner would be liable.

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