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Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured On Another Person's Property in Southern California
The person or business in control of a property has a duty to provide a certain level of care to guests and visitors. This duty of care includes keeping the property reasonably safe by detecting any unsafe hazards that could harm someone and ensuring they are repaired within a reasonable period of time. If they cannot repair or remove these hazards, they are required to alert guests and visitors of known dangers. If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence or failure to exercise reasonable caution, it is important to begin seeking compensation as soon as possible.
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability encompasses a wide spectrum of accidents that result from hazardous conditions on someone else's property. Common injuries in premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and Falls: Accidents caused by wet floors, uneven surfaces, or poorly maintained walkways.
- Trip and Falls: Occur due to obstacles, uneven flooring, or inadequate lighting.
- Negligent Security Incidents: Injuries resulting from insufficient security measures on a property, leading to criminal activities.
- Dog Bites: Injuries caused by the owner's failure to control or restrain their pet.
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Malfunctions or lack of maintenance leading to injuries.
- Swimming Pool Accidents: Injuries related to poorly maintained pools or inadequate safety measures.
- Construction Site Accidents: Injuries resulting from unsafe construction sites and lack of proper safety measures.
- Fires and Explosions: Injuries caused by the property owner's failure to address fire hazards adequately.
- Inadequate Maintenance: Accidents resulting from poorly maintained premises, such as loose handrails, broken stairs, or faulty equipment.
The Responsibilities Of Visitors & Guests
If you were acting irresponsibly or were not using the property as it was intended to be used, you may be responsible for your own injuries. If you hurt yourself sliding down a broken handrail, for example, you may be at fault. If you ignore a warning, the person in control of the property may also not be at fault for your injuries. Additionally, if you should have been reasonably aware of the unsafe condition, the person in control may not have had a duty to warn you. If the courts decide that your injuries are at least partially your fault, the concept of "comparative negligence" will determine what percentage you are responsible for in the state of California.
What Damages Can I Pursue in a Premises Liability Claim?
Slip-and-fall injuries are one of the most common types of premises liability injuries and one of the leading causes of hospital visits. These injuries can cause victims to miss work and may lead to lost wages. Failure to maintain the property, defective conditions, and inadequate security are other leading causes of premises liability injuries.
If you were injured on another person's property and are unable to work, you may be able to pursue compensation for lost wages and income. You may also be eligible to seek damages for medical expenses and the costs of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other treatment. Additionally, you may be able to obtain compensation for pain, suffering, and the loss of companionship.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Premises Liability Claim in California?
In the state of California, there is a specific timeframe within which a premises liability claim will need to be filed. Understanding the statute of limitations is critical to protecting your rights. In general, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in California is two years from the date of the injury. This means you have a two-year window to file a case against the negligent party.
Failure to file within the specified timeframe could lead to losing your right to pursue compensation. At The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti, APC, we recognize the urgency of these matters and work tirelessly to gather evidence, assess liability, and file your premises liability claim within the applicable timeframe.
Contact Our Premises Liability Attorney in Orange County Today
With more than 30 years of experience, The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti is well-equipped to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your premises liability injury. Our Orange County personal injury lawyers have won thousands of cases and obtained over $60,000,000 in settlements and awards on behalf of our clients. If you are interested in pursuing compensation for your injuries, contact an Orange County premises liability lawyer at our firm today!
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