What do I need to prove on a premises liability claim?
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In a premises liability claim, one needs to prove first that there was a hazard on the property. It’s not enough that one just slipped or trip over his own shoelaces and fell and injured himself. One has to prove that there was a hazard on the property, a puddle of oil, a unleveled surface, a surface that was slippery or dangerous for some other reason. Secondly, the person has to prove that that hazard actually had caused his fall and didn’t just trip over his shoelaces but that the hazard had actually injured him. Third, a person has to prove that the land owner knew about or in the exercise of ordinary care should have known about the hazard and that they failed to do anything about it.