Los Angeles County Premises Liability Attorneys
We Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Premises liability law states that property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is safe and free of obvious hazards for people who enter their property. If a property owner invites a visitor to their property and that visitor is injured by a hazardous condition, the property owner could be held liable for the visitor’s injury. For example, property owners have a duty to ensure that the flooring of the property is not slippery and is free of debris that a person could easily trip over. They also must make sure that their property has good lighting conditions and is properly maintained (e.g. no broken staircases, loose floorboards, etc.). However, in order for the property owner to be held liable, it must first be shown that they were negligent. In order to prove negligence, you must show that the property owner knew (or should have known) of the hazardous condition that caused the injury and that they failed to take steps to remedy the problem.
Common Premises Liability Cases
Slip and fall cases are the most prominent type of premises liability cases. This is when a visitor is injured after slipping (or tripping) on another person’s property. This could be from slipping on an unmarked wet floor, tripping over a poorly placed extension cord, falling down an uneven staircase, or any other number of ways a person might slip or trip.
Swimming pool accidents can lead to serious, even life-threatening, injuries. From the potential of drowning accidents to slip and falls due to slippery surfaces, what started as a fun pastime can quickly become extremely dangerous. If the owner and manager of the pool failed to properly care for and maintain the pool, they could be held liable for the accidents that occur.
Although known as man’s best friend, things can become life-threatening when dog bites occur. In the state of California, victims of vicious animal attacks have legal rights to pursue financial compensation.
Inadequate supervision can also leave a property owner liable for accidents that occur on his or her property. A prime example of a property owner being negligent due to inadequate supervision might be a homeowner who leaves young children unattended to play near a backyard swimming pool. If an unsupervised child falls and drowns, the homeowner could be held responsible.
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One of the most important steps you can take following an accident on another’s property is talking to a Burbank premises liability attorney. The team at Block LLP will not rest until our clients get the answers they deserve and the financial recovery they need.