Compassionate Diamond Bar Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Premises Liability Cases throughout Los Angeles County
In visiting a business, public place, or even a friend’s home, you don’t expect to be on the lookout for dangerous hazards or potential threats to your safety. In fact, property owners who welcome you onto their property have a responsibility to you to eliminate any unexpected or hidden hazards on their property. If you’ve been injured in an accident on someone else’s property in Southern California, take immediate action to obtain compensation for your injuries, and contact the Diamond Bar personal injury lawyers at Blasser Law for a no-cost consultation.
When will a property owner be liable for my injuries?
Once an owner invites others onto their property, they bear a certain amount of responsibility to keep that visitor safe from injury while on the premises. This duty can vary depending on what sort of visitor it is on the property. Generally, owners bear the greatest amount of responsibility towards invitees, who are persons invited onto the property as potential customers of a business. In contrast, someone on the property as an illegal trespasser will be entitled to far less protection from hazards.
An owner or manager of a business has a duty to inspect the premises regularly to ensure that the property is safe and free of hazards. Additionally, if the owner or manager learns of any hazards, or creates a hazard, they have a duty to clean up or remove the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible to prevent any accidents. If the owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition but failed to fix it within a reasonable amount of time, and a customer of the business becomes injured, the owner may be legally responsible for compensating that customer for their injuries.
Property owners not only liable for injuries caused by slipping or tripping hazards
Owners of property aren’t only responsible for shielding their guests from so-called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” injuries and keeping floors free of hazards. Business and property owners have a responsibility to prevent accidents involving all manner of inherently dangerous features on their property. Premises liability lawsuits may be filed based on:
- Failure to properly maintain elevators
- Failure to provide adequate security
- Injuries caused by negligent shelving or retail displays
- Failure to prevent swimming pool accidents
- Injuries suffered on poorly-maintained or dangerous staircases
Get Help Receiving the Compensation You Deserve after a Southern California Premises Liability Accident
Don’t wait to take action after you’re hurt in an accident on the premises of a business or public office. Contact the seasoned, dedicated, and effective Diamond Bar premises liability lawyers at Blasser Law for a consultation on your case, at 909-843-6363.