Premises Liability

Premises liability involves a wide array of claims against commercial establishments and residential or industrial property owners, and whether other parties such as vendors, contractors or insurance carriers, may be partially or completely responsible for the alleged wrongdoing. Butler Snow’s Premises Liability team defends a broad range of premises liability actions, running the gamut, from slip and falls, to major injuries and deaths occurring as a result of alleged negligence on the part of the property owner in maintaining its property, or resulting from criminal activity on the premises, or alleged toxic exposures.

Our premises liability clients range from small businesses and proprietorships to major national companies. Our representation of property owners extends to casinos, apartment complexes, and worksites. We handle premises liability claims for self-insured property owners, those with a high self-insured retention, and insurance companies who retain us to defend their insureds.

With this area of the law constantly evolving, our attorneys keep abreast of the latest court decisions, legislative enactments and federal regulations. Our success in defending premises liability claims begins with a vigorous investigation of the claim, including becoming thoroughly familiar with our client’s premises and our client’s business operations.

With premises liability cases often involving property law issues and product liability claims, and workers’ compensation law, our group easily draws on the resources and experience of our firm’s other lawyers when necessary.

Our firm represents clients in both trial and appellate courts nationwide, utilizing our extensive trial experience blended with the latest courtroom technology and multimedia presentation. With the ever-increasing trend toward alternative dispute resolution, we consider the earliest and best opportunity to reach advantageous settlements when that is in the client’s best interest.