"Premises liability" describes personal injury claims in which victims hold property owners responsible for dangerous conditions on their property. These cases are commonly associated with slip and fall claims, but premises liability claims can cover any injury that was a direct result of the property owner's failure to provide a safe environment.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to a harmful environment that should have been addressed by a property owner, we urge you consult with our premises liability attorneys. Our legal team has nearly 70 combined years of personal injury experience. We are ready to vigorously pursue compensation on your behalf.
Get in touch with us at (661) 485-2100 to request a free consultation. We have offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.
Grounds for a Premises Liability Claim
In a premises liability case, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff. When proving property owner negligence, the victims must also demonstrate that something called "duty of care" was not present. Duty of care is the responsibility property owners have to provide safe conditions to welcome visitors of their property.
Plaintiffs must demonstrate that:
- Duty of care was owed to them by a property owner
- The conditions present reflect a lack of duty of care
- The lack of duty of care led directly to the injury
It is important to recognize that not everyone on a property is owed duty of care. Traditionally, visitors classified as "invitees" or "licensees" are owed duty of care. These visitors include patrons, customers, or guests of a property. Property owners are usually not responsible for the safety of trespassers to a property—unless the trespasser is a child.
A Proven Premises Liability Attorney is Ready to Help
If you believe the circumstances of your accident constitute a legitimate premises liability claim, we invite you to schedule a free consultation. We are prepared to help you assess your options, gather the evidence needed to support your claim, and aggressively pursue the restitution you deserve for your pain and suffering.