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About the Book
Understand the elements of a liability claim and learn what steps are necessary in order to properly defend building owners from such a claim. Premises Liability Claims is a step-by-step guide through the process of representing premises owners from liability claims commenced against their premises. It provides the knowledge necessary for accurately counseling clients before, during and after an accident, and provides an awareness of the relevant legal issues involved in the defense of premises claims.
Premises Liability Claims is a useful tool for handling each step of the litigation process, from the accident through the trial. The author, William Ricigliano, concentrates his practice in the defense of commercial properties, and shares his expertise in how to best organize a case. In many cases, this preparation allows you to be able to move for dismissal via pretrial motions.
The book features numerous forms that will assist you in litigating cases in a comprehensive, organized fashion. It also helps you pinpoint the specific theories of law most often associated with defending premises owners from liability claims. The book also provides practical suggestions you can give to clients to help them avoid accidents on their premises.
This concise yet practical guide covers the essential elements of defending premises owners, including:
The elements of a claim
Preventive maintenance procedures and record keeping
Pleadings, discovery, and depositions
Liability for snow and ice removal
Legal theories used in defending premises liability claims
Demonstrating how an accident should be handled by employees, claims representatives, and defense counsel, a sample case history based on an actual event follow an incident at a movie theater from inception to trial.
Includes sample forms and charts, including a state-by-state analysis of the application of the assumption of risk doctrine and the Massachusetts and Connecticut Rules as they pertain to liability for snow and ice removal. Forms and charts are also included on an accompanying diskette.