Accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. If you have suffered an injury while being on the property of another and you have reason to believe that your injury could have been somehow prevented, you should know that you may have the opportunity to file a premises liability claim. Consider speaking to a lawyer who has experience in premises liability claims in the State of California. As you move forward with your case, however, there are a few basic elements you should know about premises liability law in California. This article will provide a brief overview on premises liability claims.
Understanding Premises Liability Law
When a person has entered into the property of another, such as a restaurant or apartment complex, the property owner and/or the property overseer has the legal duty to ensure the safety of that individual. The duty to ensure, however, has limitations thus the property owner and/or property overseer have a reasonable duty to ensure the safety of others who enter the premises.
A reasonable duty of care means that property owners and property caretakers are not bound to making sure that the property is 100% safe and hazard free. If you have been injured while in the property of another, negligence on behalf of the property owner and/or caretaker must be present in order to file a premises liability case. Speak to an attorney who has experience in handling premises liability claims. Every case will have different facts that can alter the outcome of the claim. An expert and experienced attorney can guide you through your available legal options and help you determine if a premises liability claim is the right path for you.
Common Examples of Incidents that Led to a Premises Liability Case
When it comes to premises liability claims, one of the most important elements of a case is demonstrating that negligence was a contributing factor of the injury. The following are some of the most usual examples of premises liability cases:
- Dog or other animal bites
- Slip and Fall incidents
- Objects that fall from an unstable structure
- Swimming area accidents
- Injury caused by toxic fumes or other forms of chemicals
- Elevator incidents
- Liquid, snow, or ice incidents
Understanding the Role of Negligence in a Premises Liability Claim in the State of California
Negligence in the State of California is an essential element needed to prove a premises liability case. Negligence means that there must have been some sort of careless action of inaction that the property owner and/or property caretaker took in regard to providing safety in the premises. There are many elements in each particular claim that could make each case complex. An attorney could help you determine if your case would be valid in a California court.
Obtain Legal Representation
Premises liability claims can be difficult to determine. If you or someone you know has been injured while in the property of another, consider obtaining legal support. An attorney can provide the support needed to determine if the case has validity. As a victim, you may have the opportunity to receive financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Attorney Albert E. Hirst has extensive experience in handling premises liability claims in the State of California. He is a dedicated attorney who has fought for the rights of victims who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another party. Speak to a qualified attorney about your case.