For a successful premises liability claim, the injured party (plaintiff) typically needs to prove the following elements:
a. Duty of Care: The property owner or occupier owed a duty of care to the injured party. The specific duty of care depends on the legal status of the injured party, such as whether they were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
b. Breach of Duty: The property owner or occupier breached their duty of care by not maintaining a safe environment or failing to address hazards adequately.
c. Causation: The unsafe condition or negligence directly caused the injury.
d. Damages: The injured party suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses.