California Premises Liability Injury Lawyer
California premises liability laws state that if a person is injured by an unsafe condition on another person’s premises, the owner of the premises may be held responsible for the injuries. The same can be said for a party who is responsible for maintaining the property.
If a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining that property failed to provide a safe environment, that owner or property manager may be held liable.
Slip and Fall Injuries
The most common premises liability claim, slip and fall accidents cause serious injuries as a result of another’s negligence. As stated earlier, property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for people on that property. Businesses, homeowners, and property managers can be held liable for a slip and fall accident. Some more common types of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet Floors
- Slippery Surfaces (icy walkways)
- Uneven Surfaces
- Missing Hand Rails
- Dark or Poorly Lit Stairways
An Example of A Slip and Fall Premises Liability Case
For the sake of demonstration, suppose you live on a Street with very old trees. The roots of the tree have buckled the sidewalk up, just in front of your house. If a person trips over that buckled up sidewalk, you may be held responsible for their injuries if that sidewalk is on your property. This is just one of many situations that may lead to a premises liability claim. Talk to a slip and fall injury lawyer at Torem & Associates to see if you have a right to compensation under California premises liability laws.