Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises liability

Bart Bernard is a highly skilled premises liability attorney who has procured multi-million-dollar settlements and jury awards for his clients nationwide. If you have been seriously injured on a business, public or private property, you may be entitled to legal compensation.


Premises Liability Information

A simple trip to the grocery store shouldn’t place you at risk of harm. You should be able to take a walk around your neighborhood without fear of falling down an uncovered manhole or being viciously attacked by someone’s dog. Premises liability law is designed to protect citizens by stipulating that property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their properties by taking reasonable safeguards to minimize dangers.

Premises liability cases explored by Bart Bernard include:

  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Broken railings or stairs
  • Cracked or damaged sidewalks
  • Defective conditions on premises
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Fallen tree limbs
  • Fires and electrocutions
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate security leading to injury or assault
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Slip, trip and fall cases
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Water leaks or floods
Premises liability
Premises liability

Common injuries in premises liability cases

A small cut or scrape may not be grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, but more serious injuries are worth pursuing, such as:

  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Electrical shocks and burns
  • Fractures and skeletal damage to the neck, back or spine
  • Internal injuries like organ perforations
  • Loss of limbs
  • Injury leading to disability or disfigurement

Why Choose Us for Your Premises Liability Case:

When it comes to premises liability, your safety is our top priority. At Bart Bernard, we are committed to standing by your side, advocating for your rights, and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Proven Track Record

Experienced legal team with successful cases and millions recovered in settlements.

Compassionate Advocates

Dedicated attorneys providing personalized support for your car accident case.

Thorough Investigation

Comprehensive research, expert consultations, and witness interviews to build a strong case.

Trial-Ready Representation

Skilled trial attorneys ready to fight for your rights if needed.

No Fees

Unless We Win

Your Recovery, Our Mission: No Win, No Fee! At Bart Bernard Injury Law, we’ll fight for your compensation on a contingency basis, so you can heal without financial worries.

Frequently Asked


What is premises liability?

Premises liability law states that property owners should exercise “reasonable care” to address potentially dangerous conditions and maintain a safe property. It is a common misconception that simply being present on someone’s property is enough to win a case. Even if a hazard exists, a lawyer must still show that the owner knew – or should have reasonably known – about the unsafe condition and was negligent in failing to take the proper steps to warn his guest or remedy the situation.

What is a property owner’s duty of care?

“Duty of care” is a type of legal obligation in tort law, defined by common law. There is an implicit responsibility held by all property owners to prevent foreseeable harm to others through the maintenance of their properties. The courts examine many areas of a case, including knowledge of the hazard(s) in question, the possible magnitude of potential harm, the alternatives available, the costs and burdens associated with maintenance, and the conduct taken.

Premises liability: who is responsible?

Hazardous situations can come about suddenly and be present anywhere we go. To a certain extent, this is part of living. Objects topple into our path. Water can leak and pool up, causing slippery surfaces. Reasonable people watch where they are going to the best of their ability.

Liability boils down to common sense. The courts may explore questions like:

  • What would another property owner in the same situation have done?
  • What would a reasonable person have assumed about the hazards on this property?
  • Could simple, reasonable steps have prevented the harm?
  • Were efforts made to keep the property safe, clean and in good repair?
  • Was there a legitimate reason for the object in question to be there?
  • Could a barrier or warning sign notify people of the risky situation?
  • Did poor lighting or inadequate security contribute to the danger?
How a premises liability injury case works

Once a formal premises liability claim has been filed, the following steps occur:

  • The defendant receives a summons notifying him or her of the lawsuit
  • The legal teams engage in fact-finding missions, collect testimonies, compile records, and assemble experts
  • Both parties meet for pre-trial motions to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented
  • A pre-trial premises liability settlement may be offered
  • If the settlement is accepted, the defendant agrees to pay within 20 days — or pay additional interest.
  • If the settlement is rejected or no offer is made, the case proceeds to court.
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Consult Premises Liability Lawyer Bart Bernard today. With extensive experience and a track record of success, he will fight for your rightful compensation. Don’t wait, protect your legal rights – Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only. The use of this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship.