Premises Liability

Premises Liability AttorneysDickinson & Gibbons Premises Liability attorneys routinely handle cases involving slip, trip and falls at retail establishments and other properties, liquor liability or “dram shop” actions, as well as a gamut of other claims brought against the owners of public and private property.

The practice area of premises liability encompasses an array of legal claims that can be brought against retail establishments, restaurants, and other types of property owners, involving everything from slip and falls to litigation involving faulty merchandise, faulty escalators and elevators, faulty sliding doors, false imprisonment, premises security and others.  We also defend and prosecute numerous subrogation cases arising from premises accidents on behalf of insurance companies.

Premises liability disputes often involve the question as to who may bear some or all of the responsibility for an accident that occurs in a public or private place. Our attorneys have analyzed hundreds of leases and other contractual agreements, including insurance agreements, to make this determination in countless cases. They understand the substantial costs that are often incurred in defending these claims, and are cognizant of the important role of alternative dispute resolution. However, when negotiation fails to resolve the dispute, we have tried countless premises liability actions to jury verdict.

Our firm has successfully represented thousands of individuals and entities in this area of the law.