Business and property owners in California have a duty to make sure their premises are safe for customers or other visitors. This means that they must regularly inspect the premises and warn or make safe conditions or hazards that have the potential to cause injury to patrons or guests.
Unfortunately, owners do not always properly maintain their premises and, as a result, accidents and injuries do occur on a regular basis. If you have suffered injury on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Jamal Injury Law to discuss a possible case.
Common Premises Liability Accidents
The most common type of premises liability claim involves slip and fall accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that an estimated 8.9 million people go to the emergency room every year in the United States for injuries they suffered in slips, trips, and falls. Many times, these accidents occur in commercial establishments or on another person’s property.
Slips and falls are far from the only type of accident that may lead to a premises liability claim. Other common accidents include the following:
- Swimming pool or hot tub accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Dog bites
- Sexual assault or other crimes of violence due to inadequate security
- Falls down stairs or from other heights
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances
- Falling objects
- Other accidents related to building code violations
These are only some examples, as a premises liability claim may possibly arise out of any type of accident, no matter how uncommon it may be.
Due to the unique facts surrounding each premises liability claim, it is important to take immediately steps to preserve all the evidence surrounding your accident.
Do I have a claim?
Not every accident victim has the legal right to recover simply because the incident took place at a business or on another person’s property. Sometimes, people are simply clumsy and they fall on their own. However, if your accident did occur due to negligence, an Orange County premises liability lawyer can help identify the negligent act and show evidence of negligence in court.
In order to show negligence, you must demonstrate that a property owner breached their duty to keep the premises safe and that the breach actually caused your accident and injury. Such a showing can sometimes be complicated, so you want to ensure you have an attorney on your side who has experience handling these types of claims. Pursuant to California law, you have a limited amount of time to file a premises liability claim. Determining the specific time limit can be complex, as it varies depending on the status of the defendant. In order to ensure that your rights are protected, you should never delay in discussing your case with an attorney.
Contact a Premises Liability Attorney in Orange County
If you have suffered injury in an accident at a business or on someone else’s property, you should always consult with an experienced premises liability attorney at Jamal Injury Law. We can help you identify whether your accident occurred due to an act of negligence and can discuss what your premises liability case may be worth. We always offer a completely free consultation with no obligation. Please do not hesitate to call us today at 714-907-1021 to schedule an appointment. In the alternative, you can complete our “Contact Form” and we will contact you.