Lanier Ford regularly defends landowners and operators of businesses who have been sued as a result of a person’s injury while on the landowner’s land or the business premises. Attorneys who practice in this area determine whether—
- The injured person was an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser.
- A defect or foreign object existed on the premises.
- The defect was patent or latent.
- The owner had knowledge of the defect.
- The defect actually caused the person’s injuries.
Lanier Ford also represents landlords and tenants in declaratory judgment actions and actions for indemnification where there is a dispute as to whether the landlord or the tenant is responsible for a person’s injuries. Such a dispute may arise where the injury occurs in a common area or where the lease agreement specifically assigns repair and maintenance duties to a party. Our attorneys have substantial knowledge and experience in all aspects of premises liability litigation.
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