Were you shopping at a retail store, walking through a parking lot or eating at a restaurant when you were injured in an accident or other incident ? Accidents and injuries on another’s property may be covered by personal injury laws. Specifically, these are referred to as premises liability cases because they involve the liability (legal responsibility) of the party who owns and/or operates the premises (land or building) where the incident occurred. In California, property owners may be held responsible for injuries sustained by lawful visitors, if these injuries occurred due to negligent maintenance of the property.
Premises liability legislation is complicated, but at Pacific Attorney Group, we have over three and a half decades of legal knowledge to put to work for our clients. If you were harmed on someone else’s property, a personal injury lawyer from our company can discuss your possibilities for recovering compensation for both monetary and non-monetary losses and injuries.
Did you know that a property owner may be held liable for injuries and accidents that occur on his or her premises? Property owners and managers in California are required to create a reasonably safe environment for legitimate visitors, customers, residents, and renters. They should take the necessary precautions to maintain the premises and keep them free of potentially dangerous circumstances. Uneven paths, damaged staircases, slick surfaces, and other hazards are among them.
An object in a walkway, uneven pavement or defective carpeting may cause a person to trip and fall. When property owners are negligent in maintaining their premises and a person trips and falls as a result, our attorneys stand ready to seek justice on the victims’ behalf.
If you were riding on an escalator or elevator that malfunctioned, leaving you injured, the owner of the property may be responsible. Our team can investigate the matter to determine exactly what occurred and who should be held accountable.
Depending on the type of object and the distance it falls, falling objects can cause serious injuries or even death. Visitors may sustain head trauma and other physical injuries as a result of items on shelves, ceiling tiles, tools dropped by workers, and other objects.
While each case is unique, and liability varies depending on the type of property, the nature of the accident, and what the victim was doing at the time of the incident, there are some scenarios in which property owners may be held liable.
1714(a) of the California Civil Code states:
Everyone is responsible not only for the consequences of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury caused to another by a lack of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, unless the latter has brought the injury upon himself or herself willfully or by lack of ordinary care.
If you were injured as a result of dangerous property conditions, you should speak with a knowledgeable premises liability attorney. Having legal counsel might assist you in obtaining reimbursement for medical costs and other expenditures.
It’s crucial to collect facts and evidence as quickly as possible in situations involving premises liability law, particularly if there’s a possibility of carelessness, before evidence is lost or destroyed, and while witnesses’ memories are still fresh.
It’s critical to get medical help if you’ve been hurt. For a few hours or even days, some injuries may go unnoticed. They may become debilitating at that time, and therapy may become more difficult. Furthermore, if you decide to file a lawsuit, possessing a physician’s medical documents might assist explain your injuries.
A contingency fee agreement is the most common way to hire a lawyer in a premises liability lawsuit. Only if the client’s case is eventually successful, either via an out-of-court settlement or a judgement after a court hearing, will the attorney be paid an attorney fee. After then, the attorney is paid a portion of the total sum obtained. Because the individual presenting the case is not compelled to pay any costs at the beginning, this fee structure is beneficial for most persons facing a difficult issue involving premises liability.
The ability to pursue legal action for an injury incurred during a house party is contingent on a number of criteria, one of which is whether the accident might have been avoided. Whether or whether you were invited to the party might affect the outcome of your premises liability lawsuit. A claim may be disallowed in certain situations if it can be established that the victim was injured while on the property of another person who did not welcome the victim into his or her house. These sorts of criteria may be better understood if you talk with an accident lawyer from our office one-on-one, so give us a call now to learn more.
Our experienced car accident attorneys have a proven track record of helping our clients obtain meaningful compensation. We leverage our legal knowledge and negotiating skills to make sure insurance companies offer fair and reasonable settlements. If an insurer refuses to cooperate, we are fully prepared to litigate your case in court. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call our office today for a free consultation.
Our legal team is well-versed in the application of California Civil Code 1714 and other relevant legislation to premises liability claims. In slip and fall, trip and fall, security negligence, and other premises liability actions, we apply this expertise on behalf of our clients to seek justice against negligent property owners and managers. Call a premises liability lawyer for a free, private case analysis to learn more.
Some of the most common premises liability issues include:
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