Who Is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Unsafe Property Conditions?
California premises liability laws state that if a person is injured by an unsafe condition on another person’s property, 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.
In order to pursue compensation for your losses, you must show that the property owner or the party responsible for maintaining that property failed to provide a safe environment and that this directly or indirectly led to your injuries. Our premises liability lawyers in Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield can help you determine who is at fault for your injuries and seek resulting damages. If a property owner was negligent, we can help you fight for a fair recovery.
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Slip & Fall Injuries
The most common type of premises liability claim, slip and fall accidents, typically involve serious injuries as a result of someone elses 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 common causes of slip and falls include:
- Wet floors
- Slippery surfaces (icy walkways)
- Uneven surfaces
- Missing handrails
- Dark or poorly lit stairways
For the sake of demonstration, suppose you live on a street with very old trees. The roots of the tree have buckled up the sidewalk 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 premises liability lawyer at Torem & Associates to see if you have a right to compensation under California premises liability laws.
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Claims
In most cases, slip and falls and other types of premises liability accidents are the result of negligence. These accidents often result in serious injuries, such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can be incredibly costly to treat, not to mention physically painful and emotionally devastating. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience navigating all types of complex premises liability claims.
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