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It is important for homeowners and businesses to post warning signs that caution visitors against potential sources of serious injury on the property. Regular maintenance checks must be conducted to catch any defective equipment, but iIf nothing can be done to remove the risk, then the property owner is expected to provide warning signs to give visitors a heads up to be careful while walking in. Unfortunately, there are property owners or landlords that do not inspect their premises for potential hazards. This is a negligent action that can get them into serious trouble. Any visitor who gets injured while on someone’s property as a result of the property owner’s negligence should consider a premises liability lawsuit against the person or company at-fault.

At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we have Solana Beach premises liability attorneys with over 60 years of collective legal experience in handling personal injury cases. We have successfully won more than 5,000 cases and obtained over $1 billion in settlements and judgments for our clients. Our team strives to make sure you get maximum financial and emotional compensation for losses you suffered. This includes medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, property damage, and pain and suffering. 

We do not have any financial risks involved in our services. You will not be charged with fees until your case has been won or settled. If you are interested in scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation at our Solana Beach personal injury law firm, please contact us by calling (858) 566-7890 or emailing [email protected]. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs.

What Should You Do After Getting In An Accident On Someone’s Property
  • Get medical treatment. Seek immediate medical attention from a doctor. Even if you are suffering from minor injuries, it is still important to get evaluated to make sure it is nothing too serious. A medical report will be made from your visit. This can be used as an important piece of evidence for your case. 
  • Document the incident. In your perspective, jot down information relating to the incident. Include the date and time in which the event took place. If there are any witnesses, ask them if they feel comfortable getting involved in your case. If they give you their consent, note their name(s) and phone number(s). If possible, take photographs or footage of the accident. Recording all of these details will make your evidence more convincing. 
  • Do not speak about the situation. It is common to feel intense emotions after getting injured. However, please try to refrain from speaking about it to the property owner or landlord. Do not admit to liability or blame someone for causing the accident. 
  • Reach out to a Solana Beach premises liability attorney. To get legal help with your lawsuit, consult with an experienced Solana Beach premises liability attorney.
What You Should Think About After The Accident 
  • Were there any hazardous conditions on the property? A property owner or landlord will only be held liable if the hazardous conditions contributed to your injuries. Here are some examples of unsafe conditions:
  • Faulty pavements.
  • Potholes.
  • Debris.
  • Wet or slippery floors.
  • Damaged flooring.
  • Broken staircase.
A landowner must have caused these dangerous conditions or allowed for it to  happen. Property owners are only responsible for making sure the premises are  reasonably safe, it does not have to be perfectly protected from harm. 
  • Did the property owner know about the hazardous conditions? A landlord and a property owner are not held liable for unsafe conditions if they were not aware of it. A property owner is given an appropriate amount of time to find any hazards lingering on their premises. This can be difficult to prove in a premises liability lawsuit. An example of this type of situation could be a customer walking around a grocery store. They pass through a wet area where there are no warning signs posted to inform customers of the risk. The customer slips on the wet floor and falls.That scenario can cause a variety of injuries with a broad range of severity depending on the intensity of the fall. .
  • Did they warn you about it? If a property owner is unable to repair the hazard, they should at least have warning signs visible on their property to prevent people from stepping in without knowing what could happen to them. 
Premises Liability Insurance

Premises liability lawsuits are usually filed against  businesses for slip and fall cases. This incident has commonly occurred in retail and grocery stores. However, people can get hurt in all kinds of places, including lobbies, parking lots, hallways, and so on. 

Business owners have a duty of care for visitors. By law, they must take reasonable actions to make sure those stepping into their property are protected.  There are three types of visitors. These include:
  1. Invitees. These are people who are invited to enter the property. In a business context, an invitee is a customer. From a homeowner’s perspective, the invitee is often a friend or family member. 
  2. Licensees. These are people who are allowed to be on property, but did not get invited by the property owner. A utility worker or salesperson, for example. 
  3. Trespassers. These are people who are not allowed to be on the property. They are not owed any duty of care.
Role of Premises Liability Insurance 

Commercial general liability (CGL) insurance is made to protect a business owner from a variety of claims, such as personal injury, negligence and property damage that is caused by the company’s products, operations, or premises. An important factor of a CGL policy is premises liability coverage. This will cover damages for bodily injury and property damage. 

There are a variety of accidents that can happen: a customer might trip on a hidden extension cord, break a bone falling over an improperly placed carpet, or slip on a wet area and hit the ground. These examples will require premises liability coverage to compensate for a victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and so on.

Premises liability insurance may not cover every type of situation relating to a visitor getting hurt. To get a better idea on what this means, here is an example. 

A medical expert is performing a procedure on a patient. In the process, they accidentally harm the patient. This type of injury will not be covered by the premises liability insurance policy. Additional other scenarios that will not be covered include employees getting injured and sustaining damage done to your own business property.

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If you have suffered injuries in Solana Beach as a result of a premises liability accident, West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Reach out to our Solana Beach personal injury law firm today at (858) 566-7890 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.

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