Orange County Slip and Fall Attorney
Premises Liability Claims in Southern California
Premises liability, or "slip and fall" injury, encompasses many things such as slipping on the sidewalk or a rug, a steep or broken step, lack of a handrail, a hole in the ground or carelessly maintained grounds. Property owners have the responsibility of keeping their premises safe for guests, making sure no dangerous conditions exist. Failure to properly maintain grounds can result in a personal injury, making property owners liable for any damage that is done.
In order to recover damages in a premises liability case, you must be able to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition on their property. Sometimes, proving a property owner’s liability in a slip and fall accident can be difficult. Hiring an experienced Orange County slip and fall lawyer can greatly increase your chances of recovering the money to which you are legally entitled.
Trespassing & Personal Injury
Trespassing occurs when an individual enters another person’s property without the property owner’s knowledge or permission. While property owners generally are not responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers, there are certain situations in which a property owner may be liable. For example, if a property owner is aware of a persistent problem with trespassers on a particular area of his or her property, the property owner is obligated to keep this area reasonably safe. If hazards are not removed or are not properly marked, a property owner may be responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers. Contact our Orange County, California slip and fall attorneys to learn if you can seek damages against a negligent property owner for your slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
Premises Liability - Injured Guests
When people have been invited or given consent to be on a person’s property for matters other than business, they are considered guests. While it is not necessary for property owners to conduct a thorough investigation of their property for potential hazards to their guests, if a property owner is aware of a danger on their property, they must provide proper warning to their guests. Failure to warn of potential dangers on the property can make a property owner liable for injuries their guests sustain as a result of the unattended hazard. Our Orange County slip and fall lawyers can tell you if you have a valid premises liability claim against a homeowner.
Premises Liability - Visiting Property for Business Purposes
People that are invited to a property for business purposes, either as a client, customer, repairman or any other designated reason (regardless of whether the purpose is to conduct business or not), have the right to expect the property to be reasonable maintained for their safety. When property owners are negligent in their maintenance or fail to warn people of potential hazards, the property owner may be liable for any injuries sustained by individuals with business purposes. If you believe that you have been the victim of premises liability at a business, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today.
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Dog bites and animal attack are strict liability claims—that is, the owner is responsible for harm caused by his or her animal regardless of any fault on their part—that also fall under the realm of premises liability. Regardless of whether or not a property owner warns visitors of a potentially dangerous pet, the owner will be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused by that pet.
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At Harris Grombchevsky LLP, our clients' well-being and satisfaction are our top priority and we will do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied. Our Orange County California slip and fall attorneys will bring personal attention, competent and honest representation to thoroughly evaluate your case. We have helped countless people in the entire state of California with their personal injury matters so we have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you as well.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a dangerous condition on another's property, or if someone has been injured on your property, contact one of our experienced Orange County California slip and fall attorneys today!