Types of Premises Liability Claims
The defective or unsafe conditions of a property can cause visitors harm in the form of an injury or illness. Our law firm takes on different premises liability cases, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Inadequate building security leading to assault or injury
- Porch collapses
- Elevator and escalator defects or accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Inadequate maintenance of the property
- Defective staircases or stair collapses
- Defective conditions on the premises
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
Several factors may be responsible for a premises-related injury. However, as far as California law is concerned, the injured party must prove that the property owner or residents were negligent with respect to performing adequate maintenance and keeping the property reasonably safe.
Private Property vs. Public Property Claims
Private properties mainly include residential apartments and commercial buildings like restaurants and retail stores. Public properties include parking lots, sidewalks, roadways, public schools, public libraries, public playgrounds, and other government establishments. Whether you are on public or private property, premises-related injuries can occur.
However, premises liability lawsuits do not differentiate between private and public property negligence. Just like you can sue the property owner for getting injured on private property, victims can also pursue compensation from the government for any injury or harm suffered in a public area.
You are within your rights to file a claim against any negligent property owner, whether it's your neighbor, local grocery store, or even a government entity. Government entities will try to fight back to avoid awarding a settlement. Nonetheless, you can hold them liable for the injuries sustained on the premises with the help of a knowledgeable premises liability attorney.
Why You Should Work with an Experienced Attorney
If the accident or injury was caused as a result of the property owner's negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your premises-related injuries. You can recover damages for medical bills, future medical treatment, lost wages, or pain and suffering. However, proving negligence can be quite tricky. This is why you need to retain an experienced premises liability attorney immediately.
Our knowledgeable attorneys at the Winter Law Group will protect your rights and attempt to prove that:
- The property owner was responsible for your safety and owed a duty of care to you.
- There was a defective, unsafe, hazardous, or dangerous condition on the property.
- The property owner knew about the defective or unsafe conditions on the property that led to the accident but failed to do anything about it or provide a prior warning.
- The property owner's failure or negligence to perform maintenance and keep the property safe was a substantial factor to the accident or injury sustained.
Also, our personal injury attorneys will handle all negotiations and communications with the insurance company. We will represent you strongly and attempt to help you recover fair compensation for your injury.