We expect to be safe and secure whenever we are in a home, store, or other public place. However, this is not always the case.
Under California law, property and establishment owners or managers must take steps to ensure the protection of their tenants, customers, and visitors.
A variety of factors can cause accidents, but the most common causes are:
Dangerous installations, inadequate maintenance, uneven surfaces and stairs, loose or torn carpets and cables, stacked objects, dog bites, assaults due to inadequate security measures, and lack of warning signs indicating dangerous areas.
Who is responsible?
When an incident occurs at a specific location, it is crucial to decide who is responsible so that you can receive proper compensation.
If a property owner’s negligence has endangered you and resulted in your property owner’s injury, then you can file a premises liability claim.
Such claims provide legal redress for those seeking compensation due to their experiences.
What to do?
- It is crucial that you get immediate medical attention to treat your injuries.
- Collect as much evidence as possible. This may include taking pictures of the injuries and the location where the accident occurred, as well as obtaining witness statements.
- Inform the owner of the establishment about the incident that occurred.
- Contact an attorney to ensure fair compensation.
What can I claim?
If you have suffered injuries due to a premises liability accident, you are eligible to receive compensation for your losses.
This could include medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and decreased quality of life.