Property owners in the state of California are required by law to maintain a relatively safe environment, so those lawfully visiting or entering the property don’t suffer an injury. This type of responsibility is called “premises liability,” which holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. If the owner does not maintain their property and you are injured, you may be compensated for your injuries and related losses.
Some examples of common premises liability claims can range from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride. Other examples are elevator accidents, defective stairways, inadequate lighting, dog or animal attacks, sidewalk trips and falls, snow and ice accidents, water leaks or flooding, and toxic fumes or chemicals.
Some of the benefits that you can receive through compensation for a premises liability case are the following:
- Payment of medical bills, physical therapy, and continuing medical care.
- Lost wages and earning capacity.
- Compensation for scarring and disfigurement.
- Compensation for pain and suffering.
You can claim compensation if you suffer an accident on public or private property. With the correct legal representation, you would prove that the accident was because of a dangerous condition. For a successful premises liability lawsuit, the lawyers must establish these conditions:
#1 The property was owned, leased, occupied, or controlled by the defendant
#2 Negligence in the use or maintenance of the property by the defendant
#3 An injury occurred
#4 Negligence by the defendant was a substantial factor in causing the injury
Remember, all property owners, without exceptions, must fix hazards or defects that cause dangerous conditions to avoid accidents. So if you suffer an injury caused by a premises liability, feel free to call us. Our team is ready to analyze your case and help you get the compensation you deserve for you or your loved one.