Premises Liability Lawyers in Chino Hills Recovering Compensation For Victims of Property Negligence
Under the laws of California, if you have been injured as a result of a property owner’s carelessness or from their negligent actions, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries.
California law stipulates that property owners owe a “duty of care” to all those who may be visiting their property. Under this law, the property owner must do all that is within reason to protect visitors from hazards as well as prevent probable hazards.
The property owner has the responsibility to make repairs or to make visitors aware of the dangerous conditions that exist. Failure to do so can cause the owner to be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
We understand that this may be an upsetting time for you or your family member. You may be hurt to the point that you have been unable to work and may not be able to work in the near future due to your injuries. You most likely are very uncertain and anxious as to how you will provide for yourself and your family.
The Paris Law Firm is dedicated to helping injury victims recover potential compensation due to preventable accidents. We will be happy to review your case and help determine the best strategy for your case.
What Are Some Examples of Premises Liability Claims?
Premises liability claims can happen in a variety of different ways. Many people think that premises liability claims are only limited to slip and fall accidents. However, this is not the case. The following is a list of many of the different types of claims that The Paris Law Firm is qualified to handle, among others:
- Slip and Fall
- Negligent security
- Negligent maintenance
- Broken stairs
- Missing Handrails
- Wet surfaces
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Falling objects
- Unsafe elevators or escalators
Premises liability laws have been put in place in California to ensure that owners and managers maintain a safe property for all those who may have a legal reason to be present on the grounds. It should be understood that if you are trespassing or on another individual’s property without permission or do not fit into the category of an invitee or licensee (someone who is doing some type of work for the owner or manager), then you are not legally eligible to file a premises liability claim.
Who is Liable For the Injuries I Have Sustained Due to a Property Owner’s Negligence?
California law stipulates that if you suffer injuries on another individual’s property, typically, you may hold the owner or entity in charge of controlling and maintaining the property legally responsible. Some examples include:
Individuals and Entities
- A homeowner
- A tenant or renter
- Your landlord
- A business owner
- A company, retailer, or big box store
- A restaurant
- A property management company
Generally, the party who has control over the property is considered liable for any injuries that were sustained due to negligence.
How Do You Prove Premises Liability in California?
Before you can recover any type of financial compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove premises liability on the part of the property owner or whoever was responsible for keeping the property safe from hazards.
In California, the burden of proof rests upon the injured party, also known as the plaintiff. The plaintiff has the responsibility to prove that the injuries they sustained were the direct result of failure to prevent the hazardous condition that led to their injuries.
The burden of proof is clear and convincing evidence that establishes the defendant in the case was at least 51% at fault for the accident.
There are four main elements that must be established in a premises liability case:
- The defendant was the actual individual or entity who owned or controlled the property at the time the accident occurred.
- The defendant was indeed negligent and breached their duty of care regarding the circumstances surrounding the accident.
- The defendant’s negligence was either a direct or substantial factor that led to your accident. If something else caused your injuries, you will not be eligible to receive compensation.
- You suffered damages that make you eligible to receive compensation, such as medical costs, lost wages, or the inability to work.
How Can The Paris Law Firm Help Me With My Premises Liability Claim?
If you have suffered a premises liability injury through the carelessness or blatant negligence of an owner or entity responsible for a property, you most likely are upset and want to obtain justice for the injuries you have suffered.
We are proud to serve the Chino Hills area of Southern California and have a proven track record of recovering compensation for our clients. We realize that this can be a difficult time in your life, especially if you are unable to work and provide for yourself or your family.
The Southern CA injury attorneys at our law firm are committed to seeking justice as well as full and fair compensation for your injuries. One of the top priorities for owners or those managing properties should be the oversight of their property so as to prevent serious injuries and accidents from occurring.
Contact our law offices by calling (909) 325-6185 to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our premises liability attorneys. We promise to work diligently on every aspect of your case in an effort to recover compensation for your injuries.