Premises Liability Attorney Serving California
When you are visiting someone’s home or a business as a guest, you have certain rights which exist for the period of time you are on the property. Any injury which occurs on the property that is the direct result of hidden dangers and unsafe conditions is the fault of the property owner, and therefore they should be liable for any damages which occur as a result of the injuries. Premises liability cases are typically brought against a business whose unsafe conditions caused injuries to guests. For example, a grocery store with a wet surface which subsequently caused a guest to injure themselves will lead to the grocery store’s liability if the spill was not cleaned up despite knowledge of the condition.
Premises Liability Actions
Premises liability lawsuits can involve nearly any type of injury which occurs on the property of another, such as hidden holes, exposed electrical wires, slip and fall accidents, fires, and animal attacks. Property owners have a legal duty to warn of any hidden dangers on their property and to protect their guests from dangerous conditions. Premises liability actions typically turn on whether the property owner committed a reasonable inspection of the property before the guest arrived, such as inspecting any hazardous conditions on the floor or cleaning up any messes that have the potential to cause injuries.
Other premises liability actions turn on the negligence of the property owner in failing to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. For example, if a child wanders onto property with an obvious attraction (a hill they like to slide down), a property owner should post warning signs or make an effort to prevent children from coming on his property if there are hidden dangers such as glass or deep mine shafts where the children are playing.
In some premises liability cases, the facts may turn on whether the injured party knew of the unsafe condition, or whether a reasonable person would have known of the unsafe condition. Due to the different outcomes of each case, it is important to contact an attorney once you have been injured by a property hazard to discover your options.
California Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured on the property of another due to their negligence or failure to warn of a hidden danger, area, it is important to meet with an experienced products liability attorney as soon as possible. Premises liability cases have a limitations period of two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our premise liability attorneys in at 800-235-6801 to schedule your initial consultation today and receive the compensation you are entitled to.