California law mandates that all property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe from any foreseeable hazards. If a property owner fails to maintain safe conditions on their property and someone is injured as a result of their negligence, they may be held liable for a victim’s damages.
People sustain injuries every year in the city because of hazardous conditions that property owners could or should have prevented. Fortunately, many accidents only result in minor injuries. But some incidents can cause serious injuries or death, and victims may be entitled to receive compensation for their medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages, and more.
If you or a loved suffered an injury as a result of a property owner’s negligence, West Coast Trial Lawyers is here to help. We are a skilled and compassionate team of California premises liability lawyers, and we are dedicated to helping injury victims every step of the way.
Government buildings, amusement parks, businesses, and public parks are all legally responsible for preventing foreseeable hazards to their guests. Slip and fall accidents are the most common accidents caused by property owner negligence, but premises liability injuries can be caused by more than uneven or slippery surfaces. Types of premises liability law includes injuries caused by:
All premises liability cases require:
When assessing your specific premise liability at fault case, your premises liability lawyer will ask a few questions including:
Over one million emergency room visits a year are caused by slip and fall accidents. A property owner’s failure to fix a potential slip hazard that results in a preventable injury is an act of negligence.
Slip and falls tend to occur on premises where owners are not taking proper care of preventing hazards, such as:
Most slip and fall accidents occur on even, level surfaces and not because of an elevated platform. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), bone fractures occur in approximately 5 percent of all slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls are especially dangerous for elderly victims, who frequently fracture their hips. A severe fall can also cause a concussion or a serious brain injury.
Below are more alarming slip and fall statistics:
Premises liability is not limited to slip and fall accidents. Under a legal principle called negligent security, victims of violent crime are also covered by premises liability law. Because owners have a duty to maintain a safe property, this includes taking measures against the foreseeable hazard of violent crime.
Property owners must provide security guards, appropriate lighting, working locks, and other safety measures if their property is located in a high crime area. If a property owner fails to fulfill these duties, crime victims may hold them responsible. This liability extends to schools, landlords, and employers.
If you or a loved one was injured because of unsafe or hazardous conditions, our premises liability attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help secure the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.