Strict Liability for Premises Injuries
When a victim suffers an injury while on property owned or maintained by someone else — whether private property like a home or premises open to the public like a shopping mall — there may be several different ways to prove legal responsibility for the injury. The owner may have simply been negligent and allowed a temporary dangerous condition to exist. A hard-to-see puddle of water or a squashed piece of fruit in a grocery store produce aisle that makes the floor slippery and dangerous might fall in this category. But there are other reasons or legal “theories” of liability in premises injury cases other than just negligence. Strict liability for premises injuries is one of the most useful.