Premises Liability

As a foundation of Morgan, Akins & Jackson’ practice, our Premises Liability group excels in defending a variety of businesses, ranging in size from national retail chains to small, family-owned “Mom and Pop” shops. 

Some of these have included:

  • Property management companies
  • Property service companies
  • Retail establishments
  • Restaurants
  • Apartment complexes
  • Daycares

Whether your case is a “simple” slip and fall or a complaint requiring complex litigation, we treat each filing with the utmost care, according to three principles: preparation, attentiveness and aggressiveness.

Some types of cases we’ve successfully defended include: 

  • Negligent security
  • Sexual assault/abuse
  • Falling merchandise
  • Food poisoning
  • Foreign substances

Here’s how we put those principles to work.

Preparation

Preparation ensures we can hold a Plaintiff’s feet to the fire. Whether the issue is written discovery or depositions, our group evaluates all materials, inspections and surveillance footage while conducting employee interviews in anticipation of using them when appropriate. With all of this work behind the scenes, we’re able to counter any notice arguments and shift exposure to other entities. 

Attentiveness

With materials at our disposal, we are able to identify weaknesses in the Plaintiff’s case while also monitoring all potential risk transfer opportunities. We carefully investigate contracts with vendors, contractors or lessors so, we can evaluate whether you are entitled to defense costs, contribution and full indemnification as soon as possible

We also know how to read between the lines, often using a Plaintiff’s own statements as a tool to demonstrate inconsistencies and drive down value. Focusing on the details gives us a clear advantage.

Aggressiveness

With skilled cross-examination, our seasoned attorneys can develop new facts and, more importantly, use the Plaintiff’s deposition to demonstrate weak points in their case. 

This aggressive tactic often produces real results without proceeding with your depositions, reducing litigation costs.

We also know how to read between the lines, often using a Plaintiff’s own statements as a tool to demonstrate inconsistencies and drive down value. Focusing on the details gives us a clear advantage.

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