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In California, landowners have legal obligations to keep their properties free from potential hazards. If they fail to meet this obligation and someone is injured, the property owner may be financially responsible for the victim’s damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured on another’s property, our California premises liability attorneys at Drake Law Firm are available to help explore your options for pursuing legal action and the compensation you deserve.
Drake Law Firm: Trusted by Clients Across California
Drake Law Firm is a proven personal injury practice backed by highly experienced attorneys. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Stockton, and Fresno, we are trusted by victims across the state of California because:
- We have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for clients.
- Our team has 100+ years of combined experience in personal injury law.
- We make personal attention and client satisfaction our top priorities.
- We work on contingency fees – if no recovery is made, you don’t pay.
Founding Attorney Benjamin Drake has dedicated his career to representing the injured and has led our firm to a proven record of success. Our team is passionate about helping victims navigate the personal injury process, and aggressive in fighting for the maximum compensation possible.
We offer FREE consultations. Contact us to request yours.
Can I Hold a Property Owner Liable for My Injuries?
Premises liability refers to the financial responsibility landowners bear for injuries that occur on their property.
If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property – be it a store, a private home, or some other place of business – you may be able to file personal injury lawsuit against the owner and / or another party responsible for the property.
A personal injury claim can allow you to recover financial compensation for your damages. However, whether you have grounds for legal action will depend on the facts of your case.
In California, a person or company can be held liable for injuries on their land if all the following apply:
- They owned, leased, occupied, or controlled the property;
- They were negligent in failing to protect against dangerous conditions they knew or should have known about;
- You suffered an injury; and
- The defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing your injury.
Property owners and others who control a premise have a duty to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to take reasonable care in protecting against a dangerous condition on their land that poses a foreseeable risk of injury, and / or fail to warn people who come to their property, it may constitute negligence and allow injured victims to hold them liable.
Though negligence in premises cases can take many forms, some common examples include:
- A slip and fall accident caused by a store owner’s failure to clean up a spill.
- Improperly stacked items at a grocery store that fall and injure a customer.
- A drowning or near-drowning at a pool that occurred because the property owner failed to supervise or provide lifeguards.
- Injuries suffered in an assault at a nightclub due to negligent security.
- Injuries suffered by a victim who fell down a flight of broken stairs.
- A dog bite or animal attack on another’s property.
Our attorneys can personally review your case and explain whether you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit based on premises liability.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover After a Premises Accident?
When successful, personal injury claims allow victims to recover monetary compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. These are different in every case, but may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Emotional and psychological anguish
- Other financial and non-economic damages
Recovering compensation after an accident is crucial to helping victims pay for their needed medical treatment, and to covering various losses they incurred, such as lost income from missing work, lost future wages caused by a lasting disability, and their physical and emotional suffering. In cases involving catastrophic accidents, securing a full financial recovery is vital to helping victims pay for future needs.
Request a FREE Review of Your Case
Premises cases can be complex matters, and property owners and insurance carriers are extremely aggressive in their efforts to dispute and underpay claims.
By bringing your case to the attention of experienced attorneys like those at Drake Law Firm, you can leverage the firepower and resources of a proven firm, and position yourself to recover the maximum compensation possible. Call or contact us online to speak confidentially with a member of our team.