Premises Liability in California
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"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 or trip 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 harmful factors that should have been addressed by a property owner, we urge you to contact us at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Attorneys at Law. Our legal team has more than 60 combined years of personal injury law experience, and in that time have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are ready to bring that same, high level service to pursuing the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Grounds for a Premises Liability Claim
In a premises liability case, the burden of proving that a property exhibited dangerous conditions rests with the plaintiff. In proving this in court, 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
- That the conditions present reflect a lack of duty of care
- That 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 San Diego Personal Injury Attorney is Ready to Help
If you believe the circumstances of your accident constitute a legitimate premises liability claim, we invite you to contact us. 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.
Don't wait—start the process today by contacting our San Diego premises liability attorneys.