Premises Liability Attorney Southern California
The legal theory of premises liability is a concept defining how property owners and residents are liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The types of accidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from slip and fall injuries to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride (which happen a lot more than you might assume). In fact, slips and falls are the second leading cause of unintentional death around homes and communities, with over 25,000 fatalities a year.
Slips, Trips, and Falls – Who is Responsible
Here in Riverside, when someone enters a particular property, that individual has a reasonable expectation of not getting injured as a result of doing so. This means that the property owner (or even a non-owner resident), is responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment on the property for visitors. If a service person slips and falls because the driveway or sidewalk is slick with oil or something else that makes the surface unsafe, for example, he or she may sue the occupant for any injuries sustained on the property. The duty of the property owner, therefore, is to keep the property safe for visitors; when this is not done and someone is injured on that property due to unsafe conditions, a premises liability claim may be filed against the owner of the property.
Our Riverside premises liability attorneys know that owner negligence can take many forms. Failure to warn patrons and visitors of dangerous conditions or failure to fix a hazard in a timely fashion can result in a slip-and-fall accident and may serve as the basis for a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Under California premise liability law, owners and managers of commercial premises such as stores, malls, offices, and other business sites may be held liable when their negligence leads to a serious slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident resulting in severe personal injury.
Another aspect of premises liability is the attractive nuisance doctrine. A doctrine in personal injury law under which a landowner may be liable for injuries to children who trespass on land if the injury results from a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition. This can be a ditch or irrigation tunnel, a swing set in a state of disrepair, an un gated pool,
Call our Riverside Premises Liability Attorneys For a Free Consultation
At the law firm of Brent Duque, our experienced team of Riverside premise liability lawyers can offer you the sound legal advice and aggressive representation you need in order to effectively pursue maximum compensation after a serious slip-and-fall injury or fatality. Contact us today for a free consultation at 1-877-241-9554.
Our office has successfully handled hundreds of accident cases over the years, including: