Premises liability is a legal principle that holds residents and property owners liable for accidents that occur on his or her property due to unsafe conditions. When you enter a property—be it a grocery store, a private home, or an amusement park—you have a reasonable expectation of not getting hurt. To live up to that reasonable expectation, property owners and homeowners have a responsibility to maintain a relatively safe environment.
Premises liability extends to all sorts of properties, including commercial buildings, public property, and private residences. There are a variety of factors to consider when someone is injured on another person’s property, like the status of the visitor, the actions of the visitor and property owner, and the proximate cause of the injury.
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property in safe and working condition. If failure to do leads to a visitor’s injury, the property owner could be held liable for the injury.
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Since premises liability applies to a wide variety of properties, there are a wide variety of claims that fall under its umbrella.
Common premises liability claims include:
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In the state of California, there is a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. Once the statute of limitations runs out, a legal claim is no longer valid. It is important to contact an experienced premises liability attorney as soon as possible to get the investigation started and get your claim on record within the given time frame.
Possible compensation is divided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages are more subjective, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Welebir | Tierney have fought for clients in personal injury cases for more than 40 years. With more than 8,000 verdicts and settlements achieved—as well as numerous awards—you are in good hands. We fight on behalf of clients throughout San Bernardino, Redlands, and all of California, and we ensure that your claim will be investigated thoroughly.