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 you simply encounter dangerous conditions on another's property. These situations 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," "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, property owners have a nondelegable duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to provide notice of hazards or prevent the creation of hazards for which they are aware, they can be held liable for damages such as medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost earnings.

At the Law Office of Jeffrey R. Lamb, I focus on obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been harmed as a result of:

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. A lawyer can help you gather this evidence to prove the property owner's negligence caused your injury.

It is important for the investigation to begin as soon as possible so evidence can be gathered and preserved. Contact my Los Angeles office today at 800-491-9157 or by completing my contact form. I offer free consultations, and I charge no attorney fees unless I recover compensation.