Premises Liability & California Law

Remick Law Group can help you if were injured from a dangerous or defective condition on public or private property.  Under California law, property owners must regularly inspect their buildings for the safety of visitors, guests and tenants. Property owners can be held financially accountable for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises as a direct result from the failure to provide reasonably safe conditions. In most incidents, owners are declared to have knowledge of a dangerous or hazardous condition because it is their responsibility.

Common Places of Injury

  • Public Sidewalks
  • Parking Lots
  • Grocery Stores
  • Retail Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Hospitals
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Government Buildings
  • Theaters
  • Private Homes
  • Roof collapse

Common Accident Situations

  • Slip and Fall, especially the elderly
  • Trip and Fall
  • Falling down broken steps or stairs
  • Missing and broken handrails
  • Water and other substances on the floor
  • Falling merchandise in retail stores
  • Defective parking lots
  • Drowning in a swimming pool and pool deck injuries
  • Poor or Inadequate lighting
  • Burned in a fire or explosion
  • Cuts from broken glass
  • Dog bites

Injuries & Comparative Negligence

Premises liability cases often involve slip-and-fall accidents, which result in broken bones, sprains, facial fractures, knee and shoulder injuries, brain injuries and spinal cord injury.  Injuries can result in hospitalization, surgery, time off work, physical therapy, and pain and suffering.  Premises liability cases result in significant settlements.  Financial compensation includes pain and suffering, disfiguring scars, and payment of medical expenses.  If you were unable to work due to your injuries after a fall, you are entitled to your lost wages for time missed from work.

Under California premises liability law, the amount of damages recoverable by the injured will be reduced to his or her responsibility, if any, for the accident.

Steps After An Accident

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, please take the following steps:

  • File a report immediately with the property owner or manager and request a copy of the report.
  • Take photos where the incident occurred and the dangerous condition that caused your injury.
  • Ask for the names of anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
  • Do not sign any documents with the property owner or insurance company before talking to an experienced California premises liability attorney.

If you or a loved have been injured due to the negligence of another, contact Remick Law Group at 949-445-4344 or online by completing our Free Case Review Form.

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Irvine, CA 92618
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