Premises Liability Lawyer in Orange County
Southern California Slip & Fall Lawyers
Premises liability, or "slip and fall" injury, encompasses many
things such as slipping on the sidewalk or a rug, a steep or broken step,
lack of a handrail, a hole in the ground or carelessly maintained grounds.
Property owners have the responsibility of keeping their premises safe
for guests, making sure no dangerous conditions exist. Failure to properly
maintain grounds can result in a personal injury, making property owners
liable for any damage that is done.
In order to recover damages in a premises liability case, you must be able
to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous
condition on their property. Sometimes, proving a property owner’s
liability in a slip and fall accident can be difficult. Hiring an experienced
Southern California slip and fall lawyer can greatly increase your chances
of recovering the money to which you are legally entitled.
Trespassing & Personal Injury
Trespassing occurs when an individual enters another person’s property
without the property owner’s knowledge or permission. While property
owners generally are not responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers,
there are certain situations in which a property owner may be liable.
For example, if a property owner is aware of a persistent problem with
trespassers on a particular area of his or her property, the property
owner is obligated to keep this area reasonably safe. If hazards are not
removed or are not properly marked, a property owner may be responsible
for injuries sustained by trespassers. Contact our Orange County, California
slip and fall attorneys to learn if you can seek damages against a negligent
property owner for your slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
Premises Liability: Injured Guests
When people have been invited or given consent to be on a person’s
property for matters other than business, they are considered guests.
While it is not necessary for property owners to conduct a thorough investigation
of their property for potential hazards to their guests, if a property
owner is aware of a danger on their property, they must provide proper
warning to their guests. Failure to warn of potential dangers on the property
can make a property owner liable for injuries their guests sustain as
a result of the unattended hazard. Our Orange County slip and fall lawyers
can tell you if you have a valid premises liability claim against a homeowner.
Premises Liability: Visiting Property for Business Purposes
People that are invited to a property for business purposes, either as
a client, customer, repairman or any other designated reason (regardless
of whether the purpose is to conduct business or not), have the right
to expect the property to be reasonable maintained for their safety. When
property owners are negligent in their maintenance or fail to warn people
of potential hazards, the property owner may be liable for any injuries
sustained by individuals with business purposes. If you believe that you
have been the victim of premises liability at a business, contact our
experienced personal injury lawyers today.
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Dog bites and animal attack are strict liability claims—that is, the owner
is responsible for harm caused by his or her animal regardless of any
fault on their part—that also fall under the realm of premises liability.
Regardless of whether or not a property owner warns visitors of a potentially
dangerous pet, the owner will be held responsible for any injuries or
damage caused by that pet.
Hire a Southern California Injury Attorney
At Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP, our clients' well-being and satisfaction
are our top priority and we will do everything we can to make sure you
are satisfied. Our Orange County California slip and fall attorneys will
bring personal attention, competent and honest representation to thoroughly
evaluate your case. We have helped countless people in the entire state
of California with their personal injury matters so we have the experience,
knowledge and resources to help you as well.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a dangerous condition
on another's property, or if someone has been injured on your property,
contact one of our experienced Orange County California slip and fall
attorneys today! .