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Whether you slipped on a wet floor, tripped over debris, or fell on a broken step at a neighbor’s home, your injuries can be severe and life-changing. You will need to receive treatment for these injuries, which can be quite costly. If your premises liability accident was caused by the negligence of the property owner, you may be entitled to acquire compensation for damages.
At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our qualified premises liability attorneys are readily available to assist victims of personal injury. We will assess your case to determine what necessary steps are needed to be fulfilled in order to get you a fair settlement offer that will cover your losses.
To schedule a free consultation, please contact our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.
Did the property owner give you a warning about any hazards in their premises prior to entering their home? If not, then they could be held liable for allowing visitors to step into an unsafe environment. Here are some common factors that have led a victim to file a premises liability claim against a property owner:
If a property owner was fully or partially aware of these dangerous conditions in their home and did nothing to resolve any of the problems, then they can be held accountable for the victim’s injuries.
However, the property owner will not be held liable for any damages caused by a minor defect on their premises. Insignificant defects vary depending on the type of defect and injuries.
Business owners are expected to keep a safe environment for any individual that steps into it. To reach this objective, the business owner is required to inspect the property to make sure that everything is in good condition. Failure to perform this action will result in an individual being harmed, thus resulting in a premises liability case against the business owner. This is primarily why inspections are important. Regular inspection will find defects or damages, which will then make it easier for the business owner to know exactly what to fix.
When it comes to duty of care, it is required for the business owner to provide anti-slip devices for rainy or snowy weather. Additionally, they may have warning signs available to give individuals a head’s up about puddles or a slippery floor on their private property. If a business owner follows through with either of these actions, they will keep individuals safe from harm.
One thing a business owner is not liable for is an altercation on their property. Business owners are not responsible for the actions committed by a third party. If two individuals get into a physical altercation with each other, then none of them are eligible to bring a premises liability lawsuit against the private property owner.
However, if these actions were foreseeable, there is a chance that the business owner may have the responsibility to prevent this altercation from occurring. An example could be individuals being continuously assaulted or robbed due to lack of security in private property. A victim has the authority to initiate a premises liability suit against the business owner due to their injuries, along with not accommodating to a foreseeable issue.
Homeowners have a variety of responsibilities for invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
In a homeowner’s property, there are different types of structures in a home, or around it, that may classify as dangerous. This includes:
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a premises liability accident, our skilled premises liability attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact us today by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.