Dangerous Premises: Who Is Responsible?

A slippery surface goes unmarked, a dog is left off a leash, a tool is dropped from great heights, or simply dangerous conditions on the property of another. No matter the differences in these situations, they share one thing in common: they could have been prevented. If you have suffered an injury due to unsafe premises, it is in your best interest to explore your legal options with a skilled personal injury attorney.

Property Owners Are Responsible For Safety

You've all seen the signs: "Wet floor," "beware of dog" and "helmet required" or maybe in your instance the sign was entirely missing but would have prevented the injury. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises, in fact, in California generally property owners have a non-delegable duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to do so or do not provide notice of hazards, or prevent the creation of hazards for which they are aware of, they can be held liable for damages such as medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost earnings.

In Los Angeles, Santa Monica and throughout Southern California, I focus on obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been harmed as a result of slip and falls, dog bites and animal attacks, construction accidents, or assaults.

Evidence. Evidence. Evidence.

These cases are built entirely on evidence. In order to prevail, you must be able to demonstrate that someone knew about a hazard and failed to take action, or that someone should have been aware of the hazard that led to your injury. It is important for the investigation to begin as soon as possible so evidence can be gathered and preserved.

As your premises liability lawyer, I will not be satisfied until I secure a settlement or jury award that fully compensates you for your injuries. Contact my LA office today for your free consultation.