Maintaining safe conditions at their property is the responsibility of every property owners. This way, they can ensure that people coming on their properties stay away from harm. Besides, in addition to being bound ethically, the law may deem them responsible for injuries on their properties, especially those caused due to negligence. In the latter scenario, they will be responsible for paying compensation to the victim to cover a range of costs like medical expenses, loss of income and other damages. Premises liability lawsuits can cover a wide range of factors including owner's failure to maintain property or warn people of possible situations.
Common Causes of a Premises Liability LawsuitThe most common reasons that result in these type of lawsuits are slipping, falling or tripping when you are at someone else's property. The owner is held responsible when the accident occurs due to a defect or hazard on the property, such as:
If the owner fails to notify visitor about these, they will be held liable in the eyes of the court.
That aside, the nature of lawsuits also depends on the visitors of the property. Three categories of visitors are recognized by the law:
Why Do You Need An Attorney?If you or a relative has been injured on someone's property, you need to hire an attorney. In many cases, property owners make repairs after the injury is caused to remove evidence, and hence it becomes important to document these damaging conditions at the right time. Only an experienced attorney can help you handle such cases properly, protecting your rights and ensuring that you get the settlement amount you are eligible to receive.
The LA Law Firm is located in Down Town Los Angeles, if you or someone you love has been affected by a car accident, product defect medical negligence or even a fall, call (866)383-1462 and schedule your free consultation.