Definition - What does Premise Liability mean?
Justipedia explains Premise Liability
In a premises liability claim, the party filing the lawsuit must establish three things:
- the defendant owned or was in possession of the premises;
- the plaintiff was an invitee or a licensee (trespassers are generally not entitled to any damages); and
- the defendant had a duty of care towards the plaintiff which was breached or some wrongful act was done on the defendant’s premises by a third party which was foreseeable to the defendant.