Premises Liability Lawyer Los Angeles
Any occupiable establishment, including vacant land used for events, is subject to California premise liability laws.
Restaurants, retail stores, rental properties, you name it – premises liabilities are clearly defined by the state legislature. Once people are injured, a foray of legal messes unravel.
Building owners, before inviting tenants or guests, must ensure their premises follow respective building codes. Any violations should be remedied, then re-inspected, before allowing people to reenter. While knowingly bypassing code violations is punishable in and of themselves, issuing citations isn’t necessary for premises injuries to undergo legal action.
Cal. Evid. Code § 669 states that presumptive negligence results when injuries are caused by failing to fix code violations. Relevant factors, such as prior injuries stemming from similar code violations, may come into play when juries issue their awards to victims.
Delegation of code violation fixes to subcontractors is not a defense to premise liability claims. This also includes ignorance, recognizing but failing to appreciate a premises’ condition and passing responsibility to managers or others not directly involved.
From poorly constructed pool ladders to roofs caving in, premises injuries happen for numerous reasons, and in numerous ways. For example, when your landlord knows steps leading to your apartment are beginning to rot and crumble, it’s their duty to fix them. Once they fail to comply, and you sustain injury, compensation may be owed to you. Moreover, you’re able to escrow your rent until fixes have been sufficiently made.
Another common example involves workplace slips and falls.
OSHA regulates safe workplace conditions, although some feel that employees should simply ‘watch where they walk’. When foreign substances make walkways safely passable, it’s the responsibility of supervisors to get these areas cleaned and marked as wet or unsafe. Same with foreign objects in common walkway areas they must be removed to prevent injury.
Hotels, restaurant kitchens, you name it: our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys have fought for clients.
Our law firm handles any accident that occurs from premises owner or company negligence. You may navigate to each one to learn more:
There are numerous other situations where accidents may occur because of owner fault check with Compass Law Group, PC to see if your case qualifies.
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Premises liability cases are time-sensitive and require extra steps most other personal injuries may not. Collecting evidence, filing complaints and talking with witnesses are just some activities we conduct.
We do not charge clients for consulting, and only get paid when we win your case.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
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