Premises Liability

Premises Liability

If you have been injured while on someone else’s property and believe that your injuries were preventable, you may have a premises liability claim. California law mandates that property owners must ensure that their properties are safe and free from hazards.

Property owners have the responsibility to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. If a property owner fails to maintain the property and someone is injured, then they can be held liable for the injuries and financial costs thereof.

If this sounds like what you are currently experiencing, contact Lipeles Law Group. We can help you understand and protect your legal rights. We can also help you determine if you have grounds to file a premises liability claim. If so, our team has the knowledge and experience that you need to get the compensation that you are entitled to.

Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle

At Lipeles Law Group, we have experience working with victims who have been injured on private and public property. We know the “ins and outs” of California’s premises liability laws, and can help you with your claim if your injuries are due to any of the following:

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common reasons why people file premises liability claims. Slip and fall accidents commonly occur in grocery stores, parking lots, restaurants, or sidewalks. The cause of these accidents is often because the property was not properly maintained, or that the property owner or supervisor did not warn visitors that a hazard existed.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the victim suffers a severe blow or a penetrating injury to the head. A TBI disrupts normal brain function and can result in short- or long-term brain damage. There are multiple types of accident that can cause a TBI. Some examples include slip and fall accidents, defective elevators, construction site falls, structural collapse, and automobile accidents.

Dog Bites

Did you know that California has one of the highest rates of dog bites in the United States? In 2018, there were more than 2,100 dog bite claims filed in California. Across the U.S., dog bites injure millions of people each year. California has some of the most strict laws protecting dog bite victims. This strict liability law allows victims to pursue compensation from the dog’s owner even if he or she was not involved or directly responsible for the dog bite.

Owners are liable for dog bites that occur on their property, near their property, or in public. For example, if you are jogging on the road and a dog runs out of a yard and attacks you in the street, the owner is still liable for your injuries. 

Contact the Premises Liability Attorneys Who Care

No matter what sort of premises liability accident caused your injuries, one thing is for sure – you need a compassionate and aggressive advocate on your side. At Lipeles Law Group, we pride ourselves on offering legal guidance that works for each client.