When you patronize a retail store, grocery store, restaurant, bar, hotel, or golf course, you expect that the property will be free of hazards that could cause you harm. Managers or owners of these types of venues, as well as of public or governmental buildings, have a responsibility to maintain their property so that it is safe for customers, visitors, and employees.
If a property is unsafe, defective, or dangerous and someone is injured, a property owner can be liable for damages under the theory of premises liability.
The Ariel Law Group can help you determine if injuries you sustain on commercial or public property might entitle you to compensation.
There are countless hazardous conditions found on different types of property that can cause injury. The most common injuries occur from:
Because the law is complex, not all conditions that cause injury will constitute liability. If you or a loved one have been injured on any type of premises, the best way to determine if a property owner or hotel manager is liable under the law is to reach out to our team of experienced attorneys.
When you patronize a place of business, a public building, or even a church, you have the responsibility to be careful and proceed prudently. If you slip and fall on a wet floor where a warning sign that warns “Wet Floor. Slippery when wet” was posted, liability for your injuries may not fall on the property owner. The same is true if you walked into an area closed to the public and tripped over items stored there, or you were drunk and stumbled down a well-lit staircase. As with most accident cases, the opposing side will attempt to prove that you were responsible for your injuries.
Our job is to determine what happened and built a case in your favor. After discussing what happened in detail, we will advise you of your potential legal recourse and compensation available.
At Ariel Law Group, our team of lawyers has handled many cases in Los Angeles and Southern California involving property injuries. We have helped people in many different situations recover compensation to pay for medical expenses, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and more.
Individuals harmed by the negligence of others deserve justice. With decades of combined experience, we will fight to get you the money you need and deserve.
In California law on premises liability, property owners must abide by regulations regarding the responsibility for injuries suffered on their premises. It is known as premises liability. If it can be demonstrated that the harm was caused by either carelessness or a dangerous condition on the property, a property owner is accountable for any damage caused to an individual who was legally present on the owner’s property. Failure occurs when a person fails to exercise reasonable care in managing their premises and results in harm to another party. Dangerous conditions include anything that could cause damage, such as broken steps, uneven pavement, slippery floors, etc. They may be caused by natural elements or objects left unattended by the owner.
A premises liability claim may allow for the pursuit of legal action against specific individuals. A plaintiff may be entitled to sue a property owner or occupier, such as a company or a homeowner, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes, the individual responsible for managing or maintaining the property in question can be sued for a premises liability claim. Additionally, if an employee’s negligence resulted in an injury while performing their job duties, their employer could face legal consequences. The circumstances of the case will determine the amount to which each person is accountable and whether it fits under California’s attractive nuisance concept or any other relevant statutes.
Have you fallen or been exposed to hazards on commercial or public property? One of our experienced premises liability lawyers at Ariel Law Group can help determine where liability lies and discuss what compensation might be available for your injuries. Our attorneys and staff speak English and Spanish for your convenience.