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Premises Liability Archives

Concept of res ipsa loquitur and premises liability cases

In many cases in which a person is injured on the premises of another in Kansas, there may not be direct evidence available that the property owner knew of the hazardous condition and did nothing to correct it. Premises liability actions require the plaintiff to prove negligence, and as such, the law allows circumstantial evidence to be introduced in order to help plaintiffs meet their burdens of proof.

Children at risk for playground injuries

Kansas parents should feel confident about the health and safety of their children when they send them to school or let them play at a park. However, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may indicate that parents should have some concerns.

Property owners must protect visitors from trips, slips and falls

As we've discussed before, property owners have an obligation to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. Negligent maintenance, supervision or security could lead to injurious accidents, and Kansas residents who have been injured because of a property owner's negligence may need to bring a premises liability claim to receive compensation for damages.

Premises liability: When can a property owner be held accountable?

After an injury on someone else's property, the first things on a person's mind are likely the pain and resulting medical costs of the injury itself. Questions of whether the property owner was at fault may come later. With that in mind, let's consider the circumstances in which a property owner or business has failed to protect visitors or tenants from injury.