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Santa Clarita Premises Liability Attorney

Premises Liability Lawyer Santa Clarita

Premises liability is an area of the law that deals with the liabilities faced by property owners. In the state of California, property owners are expected to maintain their properties in a safe manner. This is known as a “duty of care,” and property owners, both residential, commercial and governmental, are required under law to keep the premises on which they live or transact business reasonably safe for those who enter, or at minimum to warn those who come onto the property about any potentially dangerous conditions.

When property owners fall short of this obligation and injuries occur, the injured party can hold the property owner responsible for any losses and damages that result. If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, whether while shopping or visiting a friend, you may be able to collect damages, including medical costs, lost income and more. Reach out to Compass Law Group and our Santa Clarita premises liability attorney to weigh your legal options.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Cases

The most common type of premises liability case is slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents are commonly caused by:

  • Surface conditions, including:
    • Wet floors, either from recently being mopped, spilled liquids, or rainwater
    • Recently waxed floors
    • Loose rugs or mats
    • Loose floorboards, especially on stairs
    • Uneven surfaces lacking warning signs
    • Potholes on damaged sidewalks or in parking lots
    • Splashed oil or grease that has not been cleaned up
    • Unsalted ice
  • Environmental conditions, including:
    • Debris (such as trash) on the floor or ground
    • Poor lighting that makes it hard for you to see any obstacles
    • Bright lights reflecting on surfaces, causing a blinding glare
    • Cords running across walkways
    • Open cabinets or desk drawers
  • Ladders and stairs, including:
    • Stairs lacking a handrail
    • Speeding up or down the stairs or ladder
    • Skipping steps
    • Failure to secure the ladder when in use or having someone hold it in place
    • Substituting a chair or other piece of furniture for a ladder
  • Certain occupations, including:
    • Construction work
    • Housekeeping
    • Chef and kitchen work
    • Custodial work
    • Manual labor
    • Factory work

Are Property Owners Always Liable?

Property owners are not always held liable if somebody injures themselves on their property. For instance, if the injured party purposely walks in a hazardous area (despite it being marked as such,) chances are the property owner will not be held accountable for any injuries sustained. Property owners are also not obligated to accommodate trespassers. If a building is known to be hazardous and the injured party took the risk of entering the property regardless, the property owner is not liable for the trespasser’s injuries.

Filing Your Premises Liability Claim

Compass Law Group is well-versed in handling claims of premises liability. Our compassionate team of expert legal professionals can help you get your claim started, whether the responsible party is a friend or neighbor, a store owner, a corporation, or even the government. Contact our premises liability lawyer now to set up your cost-free, no-obligation case review and consultation today.

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Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.

Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.

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