Having gained a better understanding of the legal system, the PI owners can now shift their focus to examining specific areas of law that create…

Having gained a better understanding of the legal system, the PI owners can now shift their focus to examining specific areas of law that create potential risks and liabilities for their business.  The group knows from their business experience, and from talking with others in the business community, that businesses face serious and costly risks and legal liabilities stemming from tort law.

Unintentional harm resulting from accidents, such as in the unintentional torts of negligence and product liability, can result in costly litigation. For example, the construction company that Jo manages was sued by a client who was injured when one of the constructions employees accidentally dropped a ladder on the client’s legs. Maddy and Taylor are also concerned about the possibility of accidents occurring in the PI public offices that could create risks of premises liability under negligence.

Pat and Gale asked you to analyze and summarize potential negligence and premises liability risks that PI might face in its business operations.  

A. Analyze and describe specifically potential tort risks and liabilities that PI could face under negligence for each of the following categories.

1. Accidents occurring from painting services on clients’ property

include specfic example

2. PI employees

include specfic example

3. Third parties

include specfic example