If you or a loved one was injured while visiting a friend, neighbor, shopping or engaging in any other activity on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue the person responsible. To do so, you must prove that the person who owned or occupied the property when you were hurt failed to keep it in a “reasonably safe condition,” as mandated by California law. You must also prove that their failure to do so caused or contributed to your injury. At LawPLA, in these kinds of cases, and we are here to help you as well.
Understanding Who To Sue In A Premises Liability Case
Who you can sue in a California premises liability case depends on who owned, leased, occupied or otherwise “controlled” the property where your injury occurred at that time. This means defendants are typically:
- Companies that manage the property
To learn more about your options for pursuing legal recourse if you were injured on someone else’s property, contact LawPLA.
Obligation To Remedy And Warn About Dangerous Conditions
California law mandates that property owners address deficiencies or hazards that put people at risk while on the property. It also mandates that the property owners warn visitors about said hazards if they cannot be fixed or until they are remedied.
In this context, it is important to note that the property owner may not be legally responsible for injuries sustained due to a ““minor, trivial, or insignificant defect.” How such a defect is defined is open to interpretation and largely depends on the type of property. However, the attorneys at LawPLA have the knowledge and technology to show how even seemingly minor, trivial, or insignificant defects are dangerous to help maximize recovery for our clients.
It is also important to note that the type of warning or notice the owner must provide depends on nature of the hazard and people at risk. In general, the warning should quickly and accurately convey where the hazard is and what it is. It should also be placed in a manner that makes people aware of the hazard before the come across it.
If you believe the person who owned the property where you were injured failed to fix the hazard or provide adequate warning about the hazard that caused your injury, Contact LawPLA to schedule a consultation.
Different Types Of Premises Liability Cases
You may be able to initiate a premises liability case if you were injured in a:
- Slip and fall accident
- Waterpark or amusement park
- Construction site
You may also have a viable case if an animal bit you; you were hurt in someone else’s house, on an elevator or on a set of stairs.
Contact A Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer Today
At LawPLA, we realize there’s no such thing as a “minor” injury. Breaking a bone, tearing a ligament or twisting your back can prevent you from working and supporting your family. A concussion can have lasting effects. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, we’ll help you hold the person responsible accountable and get the compensation you deserve. Contact LawPLA to schedule a free consultation.