In the past, California law stated that landlords or property owners were required to maintain a safe environment for their guests or “invitees”. An “invitee” is a person who the owner “invited” onto their property, such as a personal guest, family and friends, business invitees, government workers and others that were personally invited either directly or implicitly. An example is of a gardener and his assistants.
It is always the responsibility of the landlord or owner to inspect the property and purge it of all its potentially dangerous hazards. However, the law has evolved and you may now find yourself liable for the injuries of a trespasser.
The personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers have won over $1 billion dollars for their clients and can help maximize your insurance claim. We are here to answer any questions you may have about premises liability claims you may have.
Pasadena Police Department spokesman urges residents to be more careful as the amount of homeless individuals booked or cited in the city has increased. He is quoted as, “We’re looking at that data and one of the things that we captured is that the primary charges for the arrest of homeless individuals is usually public intoxication or trespassing; meaning people who’ve taken up residency on the side of the freeway or lodging on someone else’s property.”
The Irvine Police Department arrested former Mater Dei, Capo Valley and USC star quarterback, Tod Marinovich, for possessing narcotics and trespassing on private property in 2016, drawing a strong correlation between drug use and trespassing.