How To Find Liability After An Accident
Premises liability claims range far and wide and encompass some of the most diverse circumstances imaginable. Let’s begin with a very important California statute to give us a foundation to work upon:
According to California Civil Code 1714(a): “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person…”
The above information is absolutely crucial for anyone who is thinking about bringing forth a premises liability claim. People sustain injuries every year in Irvine because of hazardous conditions that a property owner could or should have prevented. Many of these accidents will fortunately only result in minor injuries, such as soft tissue damage. But many incidents have the potential to cause serious injuries or death.
These types of incidents cover a variety of circumstances, yet slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability accident. More than one million emergency room visits every year are caused by slip and falls, and many of these accidents are caused when a negligent property owner failed to correct a known hazard.
According to information courtesy of the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), bone fractures are commonly seen in about 5% of all slip and falls. Slip and falls are especially dangerous for elderly victims who routinely fracture their hips in these largely preventable accidents. Very severe slip and falls can also cause a concussion or a serious brain injury.
We will discuss more types of premises liability accidents and how to prove liability below, but do know that there are options you can resort to if you were hurt in a premises liability accident in the city of Irvine. Don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (949) 334-9200 or feel free to email us at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about premises liability claims in Irvine.
Common Types Of Premises Liability Claims In Irvine
Any individual who was hurt on another person’s property can typically file a premises liability claim for damages against the person or company who owns, leases, occupies, or controls the property.
In essence, if a hazardous condition contributes to causing your injuries, the property owner or manager can be held responsible for the resulting damages. According to respondeat superior laws, the principal will be held liable for the negligent conditions that caused your injuries.
Every property owner, whether they own a corner market or a high security government building, is required by law to take reasonable action to protect guests from being injured by reasonably foreseeable circumstances. It is very important to understand that a property owner needs to be aware of a hazard, or the hazard must be one that is foreseeable given the circumstances. Furthermore, a property owner cannot be held liable