Property owner and/or their tenants and/or those in charge of maintaining property have an obligation to protect those legally visiting the premises from injury or death due to a hazardous condition. Following are examples of some of the most common types of claims based on a theory of injury or death caused by a premises hazard:
A slip and fall claim: A store fails to clean a spill in it’s aisle, and a customer slips and falls as a result;
A trip and fall claim: A store (or homeowner for that matter) has a raised threshold at a door used by customers (or a visitor), which is not easily seen. This results in someone tripping over the threshold, falling, and sustaining injuries.