Premises Liability Stark & Stark personal injury lawyers have been representing victims who have been injured in premises accidents for over 70 years. Can I be compensated if I get injured in a store or some other commercial establishment? As a general rule, a customer at someone’s store is considered an “invitee,” and the store owner is required to use reasonable care to make the premises safe, including the duty to make reasonable inspections to discover defective conditions. If you get injured in a store or some other business location, you may be able to recover money if the storeowner did not keep his premises safe, from a slip and fall accident for example. If I am a guest in someone’s house and I get injured, can the homeowner be held responsible? Yes. Although a social guest is required to accept the premises as the host maintains them, he/she is entitled to the host’s knowledge of dangerous conditions in the house. Can I be compensated if I get injured in the home that I rent from my landlord? When a landlord rents a home to a tenant, he/she has a duty to inform the renter of any condition or defect that involves an unreasonable risk of bodily harm to persons who are lawfully upon the premises. A landlord can be held responsible if the tenant gets hurt due to the dangerous condition. Can I be compensated if I get hurt in my apartment after I have warned the landlord about a dangerous condition that he/she fails to repair? Yes. If a landlord fails to make such repairs in a reasonable time after he/she is aware of the need to make those repairs, then the landlord can be held responsible if the tenant or some other person lawfully on the premises gets hurt.