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Premises liability refers to situations in which a person or other business is injured on-site as a result of a hazardous condition. Property owners have a "duty to look after" the safety of their land. This includes checking that the structure of the building, both inside and outside, is free from structural defects that could cause an accident. If someone else's negligence harms you or your loved one, you may be eligible for financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages and, most importantly, your emotional distress (pain, stress, etc.). You will need an experienced lawyer to defend your rights. To fight for your rights, you will need an experienced lawyer. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact a Los Angeles liability attorney now.

Don't Overlook Your Legal Rights in an "Accident" Situation

Sometimes people are afraid to consult a lawyer about property liability issues. A victim of a sudden accident, such as slipping and falling over a bad road, may feel guilty. It's important to ask yourself: Would this harm have happened if responsible parties had completed the duties given to them?

Even if you are unsure, you should consult a lawyer.

A liability accident can cause long-term health problems. It can be difficult at first to determine the extent of your injuries or the treatment you need. If you don't call a lawyer right away, you may end up paying for someone's irresponsibility. This is especially true in the event of a slip and fall, which can lead to a concussion with long-term consequences. The consequences of a roadway failure can be the same, if not worse.

We Handle a Variety of Premises Liability Cases In Los Angeles, premises liability law covers a wide range of different types of accidents. Unfortunately, these kinds of mishaps are rather prevalent. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall instances alone send over one million people to emergency rooms across the United States.

Amerberg Law Group's premises liability lawyers in Los Angeles have years of expertise representing victims of property owner carelessness. We handle a wide range of premises liability cases in California, including:

  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Accidents in stores or restaurants
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents involving slipping and falling
  • Accidents in amusement parks
  • Collapses of structures
  • Swimming pool mishaps
  • Injuries to children
  • Accidents involving elevators and escalators
  • Fires caused by sloppy security
  • Toxic substance exposure

These are just a few examples of common mishaps that frequently result in premises liability claims. After any form of an accident caused by negligent property upkeep in Los Angeles, you may have grounds for a claim. Through poor property care and management, a careless property owner can generate several hazards and injury risks.

What is Premises Liability in California?

California Civil Code 1714(a) requires property owners in California to keep their premises safe and secure. This law obliges them to take care of the risks on the property, or at least provide adequate warning of any potential or existing hazards to those who enter the land.

The premises liability rules of California apply to business owners, homeowners, and renters. Property owners are liable for any accident or harm that occurs on their property under the legal doctrine of premises liability. The legal status of the individual who was injured is also taken into account in a premises liability claim. Just because you fall on someone's property doesn't mean they're liable for your injuries. Five criteria must be proved to claim a property owner was negligent:**

  • Unreasonably hazardous conditions existed in the premises, such as uneven walking surfaces, frozen or slippery surfaces, and loose tiles or carpets.
  • The property owner knew about the dangerous condition - the victim must also prove that the owner knew about the dangerous condition.
  • In the legal sense, the risk situation was one of the main factors contributing to the injury, and this is called "causation." There must be a connection between the dangerous situation and the injury.
  • The victim must prove that the damage they caused the damage.
  • The injured person must have suffered monetary damage as a result of the injury, such as loss of wages or medical expenses. This is called "losses."

Find all the responsible people or companies: There may be multiple defendants in a property liability claim. In addition to the landowner, other people may be involved. Examples are a property management company or a third party such as a tenant.

California's Premises Liability Statute of Limitations

California Civil Procedure Code 335.1 sets the deadline for filing a liability claim in Los Angeles. You have two years to file a property damage claim under this statute of limitations. With such a small window of opportunity, it's important to speak with a knowledgeable Los Angeles liability attorney to make sure you don't miss any vital deadlines.

What must be proven in a property liability case?

In a liability case, the following components must be proven:

  • The property owner violated this legal liability, resulting in bodily harm.
  • The owner of the property has a legal obligation to the plaintiff;
  • In addition, the following factual factors need to be established:
  • The defendant, in this case, controlled the property, whether through ownership, lease or occupation;
  • The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property; the claimant suffered damage. The defendant's negligence was a significant and significant factor in causing harm to the plaintiff.

There are a number of issues in the courts when deciding California premises liability claims, and your Los Angeles premises liability attorney can explain many of the legal issues and facts that are important to your case. The question of who had primary ownership, control and ownership of the property at the time of the damage is critical in determining culpability. The court will definitely rule that the defendant is not liable to the plaintiff without actual ownership, control or ownership, and the claim will be dismissed. When a property owner lives out of state and is unaware of the tenant behavior that led to the hazard scenario, it can become a complex legal matter.

It all comes down to proving guilt in claims for liability. Were there any dangerous circumstances on someone else's property that caused you to fall? Amerberg Law Group's experienced property lawyers are well versed in all the arguments that defense attorneys must make. They also know how to deal with them and ensure you get the rewards you legally deserve. Contact us now for a free consultation. And we guarantee it: either we win or you don't pay. There are no hidden costs or cash costs, so give us a call now!

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