Premises Liability Law and Practice
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• Liability of a property owner for the criminal acts of third parties
• Premises liability in cooperatives and condominiums
• Liability of retail establishments
• Liability of a landlord to tenants and third parties
• "Pot-hole" laws affecting the liability of governmental entities for injuries sustained as a result of the defective condition of streets and sidewalks
• "Slip and fall" accidents
• Liability of an owner or employer for the negligence of a contractor
• Architectural and structural defects
Premises Liability also provides invaluable practice material for handling every phase of a case.
You will find:
• Trial transcripts with commentary demonstrating techniques for providing or disproving a claim
• Pleading and practice forms, including illustrative complaints, interrogatories, trial briefs and checklists
• Illustrative damage awards
First published in 1987.
Also available on Authority Personal Injury Law Library CD-ROM.
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Table of contents
Part I Basic Concepts
Chapter 1 The General Law Of Premises Liability
Part II Types of Premises
Chapter 2 Undeveloped Land
Chapter 3 Residential Property
Chapter 4 Commercial Property
Chapter 4a School Premises
Chapter 5 Recreational Premises
Chapter 6 Elevators and Escalators
Chapter 7 Construction Sites
Chapter 8 Streets and Sidewalks
Part III Types of Actions
Chapter 8a Slip and Fall Injuries
Chapter 8b Criminal Attacks
Chapter 8c Injuries Caused By Animals
Chapter 8d Falling Objects
Part IV Responsible Parties
Chapter 9 Landowners or Possessors
Chapter 9A Lessors
Chapter 10 Vendors
Chapter 11 Architects and Engineers
Chapter 12 Actions against Governmental Entities
Chapter 12A Common Carriers
Part V Defenses
Chapter 13 Contributory and Comparative Negligence
Chapter 14 Assumption of the Risk
Chapter 15 Lack of Causation
Chapter 16 Statutes of Limitation and Repose
Chapter 17 Reserved
Part VI Special Issues
Chapter 18 Toxic Torts
Chapter 19 Liability for Alcohol-Related Injuries
Chapter 19A Children
Part VII Practice Materials
Chapter 19B Illustrative Awards
Chapter 20 Investigation of the Case
Chapter 21 Checklists
Chapter 22 Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses
Chapter 23 Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses
Chapter 24 Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses
Chapter 25 Cross Examination of Lay Witnesses
Chapters 26 Through 29 Reserved
Chapter 30 Forms