What To Know About Premises Liability Cases?
In the majority of premises liability cases, the property owner has a duty of responsibility and care to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. The duty of care can extend to a number of others, such as employees, management companies, contractors, and more (depending on the circumstances). However, it is important to know that not all property owners are automatically obligated to provide a responsibility for injuries that occur on their premises because liability can go both ways. This means that whoever was injured could potentially contribute to the causation of their own injuries. If this is the case, then the insurance company would either refuse to provide compensation completely or partially to the victim.
If you or someone you know was injured on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and any other damages. If the insurance company is blaming you for your own injuries, then you should seek help from a Premises Liability Attorney as well. Whatever the case may be, it is in your best interest to contact us for a free consultation so you have a full understanding of your legal rights.
It is imperative for property owners to maintain their premises at all times so it is safe for visitors. If this duty is not met, then the injured victim may file a premises liability claims against the owner of the property. There are several types of premises liability cases that can occur, which include but are not limited to the following:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bite accidents
- Playground accidents
- Restaurant accidents
- Retail store accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Private home accidents
- Amusement park accidents
Additionally, there are a number of factors that can contribute to these types of accidents, such as wet floors, broken glass, unstable surfaces, poorly lit areas, staircases and ramps, cluttered areas, and much more. Keep in mind that a property owner is only liable under certain circumstances, such as why they are on the property, as well as their behavior when the injury occurred.
Types of Visitors
There are certain types of people who enter the premises, which has a lot to do with whether the property owner owes a duty of care or not. The three types of visitors include invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
- Invitees: Invitees are people who enter a property at the request of the property owner, such as friends, neighbors, or relatives. The property owner does owe a duty of care to the invitee.
- Licensees: Licensees are people who enter the property based on implied permission and is entering for his or her own purposes, such as a salesman. Typically, the property owner owes a lesser duty of care to the licensee, such as a warning if the property owner is aware of the condition or the licensee is not likely to see the harmful condition.
- Trespassers: Trespassers are people who are not authorized to be on the property. Typically, property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers unless the trespasser is a child.
These rules are extremely complex, therefore, it is in your best interest to seek advice from a premises liability lawyer in Los Angeles. It is also important to note that all Los Angeles premises liability claims have a statute of limitations, which is two years from the date in which the accident happened. If victims do not seek help within the two years, then their case will be completely voided. However, the sooner a victim seeks help for their case, the better the outcome may be on their end. If you or a loved one was injured on another person or entity’s property, then you may be entitled to legal compensation for your losses. At Grey Law, our property injury lawyers have several years of experience in representing victims of premises liability accidents. We understand what it takes to obtain a full and fair settlement for our clients, and we will work diligently to get what they deserve. Feel free to contact us any time to speak to a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer.