If you are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim to pursue compensation for your damages. According to California law, property owners (both public and private) have a duty to fix dangerous conditions or, at the very least, warn visitors of their existence. When they fail to do so, innocent individuals can suffer serious injuries.
While many people are hesitant to file these types of claims, thinking that the accident occurred due to their own clumsiness or that it was simply an unfortunate mishap, the cost of such an accident can be immense. If a property owner acted negligently and you were injured as a result, you should not have to face the resulting consequences on your own.
Contact Torem & Associates at (888) 500-5000 for a free consultation with our premises liability lawyers in Fresno. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Claims
In order to recover compensation in a premises liability claim, you must show that the owner or manager of a property acted negligently in some way. Typically, this involves showing that a dangerous condition of some sort existed and that the property owner knew of (or should have known of) the condition, yet did nothing to address the condition or warn you of its existence. You must also show that you were legally on the property at the time of the incident and that the property owner’s negligence directly or indirectly led to the accident. Additionally, you must prove that this accident was the cause of your injuries.
Common examples of dangerous property conditions include:
- Ripped or torn carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Unsafe stairwells
- Lack of adequate safety railing
- Insufficient lighting
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Pooled water
- Negligent security
- Unrestrained animals
- Lack of proper signage
- Defective sidewalks
- Unmarked hazards
- Fallen merchandise from store shelves
- Violation of local building/fire codes
- Unsafe swimming pools
Reach out to the Fresno slip and fall lawyers at Torem & Associates if you were injured in any type of accident caused by unsafe premises. We are available to assist you 24/7.
Over 35 Years of Legal Experience
Since 1983, our firm has been helping victims of serious injury and the surviving family members of people killed as a result of negligence. We offer compassionate, personalized legal guidance and aggressive representation in the courtroom. Our Fresno premises liability attorneys have an in-depth understanding of California personal injury law and are prepared to use this knowledge to your advantage. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients; find out how we can help you with your case today.
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