The term "premises liability" refers to property owners' responsibility to maintain reasonably safe premises for visitors. Different properties have different requirements when it comes to premises liability; but, generally speaking, people who own property are legally expected to keep hazardous and dangerous conditions to a minimum.
Not every visitor to a property is owed the same level of care. That means that property owners need to adhere to different levels of premises liability depending on the visitor in question.
Premises liability attorneys generally represent clients in cases that involve a range of injuries in public places like malls, restaurants, hotels and resorts, casinos, and so on. If you've been injured in an accident like these in a public area, you should reach out to a premises liability lawyer for more information about your legal right.
Slip and falls are some of the most common injuries, but they can also be notoriously difficult cases to litigate. Many defense counsels attempt to undervalue these claims because of their apparent simplicity. If you've been hurt in a slip and fall, you need to partner with a qualified attorney who knows how to fight for your rights in court.
These accidents can occur in all sorts of places. They are especially common in supermarkets, restaurants, parking structures, and commercial buildings. Many slip and falls are caused by unreasonably dangerous conditions created by property owners and businesses; and, as long as you work with a lawyer who can prove these dangerous conditions in court, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages.
Dog bites are very serious injuries. They often cause both physical and emotional trauma. California law used to adhere to a rule colloquially known as the "one free bite rule." The rule essentially stated that a dog owner would only be held liable for dog bite attacks if their dog had already shown violence before (usually through a prior bite).
This is no longer the case. Now, in Carlsbad and throughout California, dog owners are held very strictly liable for dog bites. There is no proof of viciousness required in a dog bite case. These rules are codified in California Civil Code §3342(a).
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you can work with a lawyer to prove the necessary items:
Falling objects have the potential to cause serious damage to people and property. They are especially common in malls, near construction sites, and in big box and warehouse stores like Costco. An object doesn't even need to be sharp or heavy to hurt somebody when it falls, but many objects at risk of falling are especially heavy and dangerous.
Falling objects and debris can cause a wide range of injuries. Some examples of common injuries after accidents with falling objects include:
Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries in retail stores and store parking lots every year. Here in California, our laws are designed to protect patrons of retail stores and hold store owners and staff accountable for injuries that occur on-property.
California retail stories need to ensure that they maintain safe premises for visitors and patrons. This includes maintaining:
If retail stores fail to minimize potential hazards to people on-property, they will likely be held liable in court. It's important to work with a qualified lawyer who can help you prove that the hazard you faced was not avoidable.
There are lots of other types of premises liability cases, too. If you have questions about whether an accident qualifies as a premises liability incident, reach out to an attorney. He or she can help you determine which legal avenue is best for your circumstances.
The good news is that if you've been injured on someone else's property, a qualified premises liability lawyer may be able to help you in court. Working with attorney benefits you in numerous ways; your lawyer will...
If you or someone you love has been hurt on another person's or business' property, contact Craig F. Castle Law for a Free Initial Consultation to discuss your case.