A harmful accident that occurs while on someone else’s property could entitle you to financial compensation from the property owner. Landowners in California have a legal obligation to ensure the reasonable safety of their premises. The failure to properly care for and maintain a property, resulting in visitor injuries, can lead to a premises liability claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on public or private property in Los Angeles, contact The Liberatore Law Firm at (424) 285-8550 or online to request a free case consultation. We have collected more than $50 million in settlements and verdicts. In 2021, our premises liability verdict was No. 15 in the United States.
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
The basis of premises liability law is that property owners are required to protect others from dangerous property conditions that may cause injury or damage to others. They must take reasonable care to maintain a safe and hazard-free property, such as inspecting the area regularly, remedying known or discovered defects, and warning visitors of potential injury risks that may not be obvious to the average person.
If a property owner fails to adhere to these duties of care, he or she can be held financially responsible (liable) for related injuries and losses with a premises liability claim. You may have grounds to file this type of case if you: 1) were a lawful property visitor at the time of the accident, 2) sustained an injury due to a defect on the property, and 3) the owner knew or reasonably should have known about the defect and remedied it prior to your accident.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
A premises liability claim in Los Angeles can involve many different types of property hazards, defects and unsafe conditions. Premises liability law encompasses a variety of accidents that are traced back to property owner negligence, or the failure to exercise reasonable care in maintaining a property.
- Broken stairs or missing railings
- Building code violations
- Dog attacks
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Negligent security incidents
- Playground accidents
- Poor building construction
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Structural fires
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic and chemical exposure
Any type of building or property could pose injury risks if it is permitted to fall into a state of disrepair by the owner, including a restaurant, bar, shopping center, bank, school, government building, public park, sidewalk, workplace or private residence. No matter where your accident took place in Los Angeles, consult with an attorney about a potential premises liability claim.
How Can a Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer Help?
Premises liability claims can be complex. For example, a case may involve dangerous conditions on public property. If you were injured in a public place, you may have a public entity claim, meaning a claim against the government. These cases abide by unique rules in California. If you were injured at a business, your claim may involve negligent business ownership or operations. An attorney can help you navigate all of the laws that pertain to your case and protect your legal rights in the fight for maximum financial compensation.
Speak to a Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney at The Liberatore Law Firm
Holding a property owner responsible for your accident and injuries could provide the financial compensation that you need to move forward, such as coverage for your medical bills and lost wages. At The Liberatore Law Firm, our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can help you with a property-related accident case using tailored legal services. We care about our clients and will work relentlessly to pursue the case results that you deserve. Contact us today to start with a free case evaluation. Call (424) 285-8550 or fill out our online form.