There are basically two forms of private property: commercial and residential. When a person is injured on private property owned by someone else, the property owner may face liability for the injury regardless of whether the property is used for commercial or residential purposes.
But the rules of personal injury liability on private property vary by state as well as by whether the property is used for business or residential purposes.
This article discusses the types of lawsuits that property owners may face in the context of both commercial and residential property.
Businesses’ Liability for Personal Injuries
The laws of most states hold business owners to a relatively high standard of care in terms of maintaining a safe environment. Business owners generally have an obligation to keep property in a reasonably safe condition, so as to avoid injuries to customers or other individuals.