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Preventing and Defending Against Premises Liability

posted Oct 23, 2013, 11:24 AM by Bryan Berson   [ updated Jul 11, 2014, 3:15 PM ]

Property owners should try to prevent accidents and lawsuits. Proactively inspecting for dangerous conditions, repairing them, and implementing record keeping procedures can reduce legal fees and damage awards, slow increases of insurance premiums, and improve profitability.

Most premises liability claims are negligence claims against property owners. A plaintiff must prove that the (1) owner owed him a duty of care, (2) owner breached that duty, and (3) the breach was the foreseeable cause of an injury.

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