Get Legal Help from a Premises Liability Attorney
Not everyone is aware of premises liability issues. These types of legal cases involve the liability (legal responsibility) of the party who owns and/or operates the premises (land or building) where the incident occurred. The property can be a retail store, a restaurant or even a private home.
The types of incidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from a dog bite to a delivery person being hurt from slipping on the property to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride.
Providing a Safe Environment
Under the law, property owners have the duty to provide a reasonably safe setting for people who visit or reside on their premises, such as customers, service personnel, and residents.
In California, property owners may be held responsible for injuries sustained by visitors, if these injuries occurred due to negligent maintenance of the property. The laws are complicated, which is why a knowledgeable attorney from Lemle Law Group who is well-versed in state law is crucial to the success of your case.
Some examples of situations that may constitute property owner negligence and allow you to file a case with our law firm include:
- Failure to properly clean or maintain walkways, stairs, or store aisles.
- Failure to post signs to warn of a danger, such as putting up a “wet floor” sign if a floor has been freshly washed or waxed.
- Negligence in cleaning up a spill or warning others of the hazard.
- Unsecured rugs or carpets.
- Failure to properly inspect property grounds.
- Broken light fixtures or inadequate lighting that leads to an accident.
- Inadequate building security, leading to injury or assault.
Children and Premise Liability
In California, premises liability law requires that property owners must ensure the safety of children, regardless of whether they are supposed to be there or not.
For example, in cities like Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills, swimming pools are common and desirable. But swimming pool accidents that involve kids can be one of the most heartbreaking situations. Many states and municipalities have laws and ordinances requiring that swimming pools have a fence around them, often with a locking gate. If a pool is left open and unguarded, that person may be held responsible if children are injured and a premises liability case is filed.
Legal Representation for Premises Liability
In order to be awarded compensation for a premises liability claim, you have to show that the property owner should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition, and still failed to take proper steps to remedy the situation.
Premises liability cases can be very complicated. Just because an individual has been injured on another’s property does not necessarily mean that negligence was the cause. It makes sense to obtain the advice of a premise liability attorney.
At Lemle Law Group serving the communities of Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City, Brentwood and more, we have over a decade of legal experience to apply to our clients’ cases.
Contact Robert Lemle at Lemle Law Group today at 310-392-3055 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We look forward to meeting with you.