Accidents often occur when on the property of another. These types of incidents can bring up questions of premises liability, which involves whether or not a property owner is liable for injuries to others that occur on their property.
Often these types of injuries are the result of a property owner’s negligence. Negligence in this type of case can involve failing to reasonably maintain or repair property, failing to remove hazardous conditions, or failing to provide warnings for a hazardous condition.
Common examples of premises liability lawsuits include slip and fall injuries, animal bites, injuries sustained by workers invited onto property, swimming pool accidents, and inadequate security and lighting in common areas.
The law states that the owner of the property is responsible for any accidents or incidents which happen on their property due to negligence which cause the serious injury or damage to a person on their premises. These accidents can include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Broken Steps and Loose Handrails
- Retail Store Negligence
- Parking Lot Injuries
- Negligent Security
- Assaults and Attacks
- Daycare Negligence
- Dog Bites
Have You Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?
Under California law, a property owner must keep his property reasonably safe and provide reasonable warnings of any hazards present on the property.
If a property owner fails to fulfill these duties and a person is injured on the property because of this failure, the inured party may be eligible for compensatory damages. These damages may include a payment of medical bills for treatment of the injury, lost wages, compensation for permanent disability, emotional distress, and other reasonable damages linked to the accident.
At The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, we have handled many types of premises liability cases. Our experienced attorneys have handled claims against property owners, hotels, shopping centers, and other businesses who have a known problem and have failed to protect their customers.
If you have been injured on the property of another, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation.