What is the difference between premises liability and personal liability?

In personal injury lawsuits, there are two types of liability: personal and premises. Knowing the difference is important. With the help of a professional Portland attorney, you can understand the difference and determine which applies the most to your particular legal situation.

Understanding Personal Liability

Personal liability occurs when someone does something negligently that causes harm to someone else. This can also include a careless or reckless act. This is associated with a personal injury that occurs because of this act. This can include a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, boat accident, and much more. Much like other lawsuits, a personal injury lawsuit does have a statute of limitations, which limits how long you have to file your complaint. If this deadline isn’t met, a lawsuit won’t be valid and cannot be pursued.

About Premises Liability

Premises liability is a personal injury that occurs on a premises. The liability falls on the owner of the property. This can include poor maintenance, fires, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more. With property premises liability, a manager, occupier, or owner is typically at fault. An owner could be liable if injuries happened on a part of the property that they have control over, whether a hallway, staircase, or sidewalk. They can be held liable if they rent out the property when it is in dangerous condition without warning the tenant at all.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with A Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Portland car accident lawyer today. The legal professionals at the Dawson Law Group of Portland, Oregon, are here to help.  Call us at 503-919-1315 and let us evaluate your case today.