Summer is here, and so will be a whole new set of telephone calls to lawyers about injuries that have occurred during vacations in the mountains, at the beaches, and at every other possible destination for exciting, and sometimes perilous activity — including one’s own home. Of course, there will continue to be those calls about injuries that have occurred close to home, like in a park or a corner grocery store. Often, we have to give unfortunate and even surprising news to those callers who have many times experienced severe and permanent injuries.
Just because you have been injured on a property owned by another, whether at home or abroad, and where you may even have been invited to engage in a dangerous activity, like mountain climbing or skateboarding, doesn’t mean that the owner of the property will be liable for an injury you have suffered there. The law has had a great amount of experience with this type of thing, and the courts tend to take the view that threat of a dangerous condition or conduct, and even the injuries that often result, are an integral part of the activity itself. Continue reading Premises Liability