Your California Premises Liability Attorney
Could you or someone you know benefit from having a California premises liability attorney on your side? At Harlan Law, we understand how difficult this time can be for you and your family. It does not matter if the accident took place on private or public property, indoor or outdoor – the responsible party should be held liable for their negligence. Whether you have suffered a mild, severe, or life-altering injuring, our firm wants to hear from you.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact Harlan Law today by calling 619-870-0802. From filing paperwork to collecting medical records, we handle all aspects of the case, allowing clients to focus on what is most important: healing. Remember, you do not have to fight this battle. We will be here until the end, working on bettering your future.
In this article, you will find useful information on the following topics:
- What Is Premises Liability?
- Specific Examples of Premises Liability
- Common Premises Liability Injuries
- How Compensation Can Help
- Contact a California Premises Liability Attorney
- About Harlan Law
What Is Premises Liability?
In order to understand if you have a premises liability case or not, you first need to understand what premises liability means.
The term “premises liability” refers to accident that involves an individual slipping, tripping, or falling as a direct result of a dangerous or unsafe condition on someone else’s property. Also known as a “slip and fall” accident, injuries are often sustained due to water, ice and snow, poor lighting, and other hidden hazards. Neglect can also play a part, for example, if the floor or walkway was not well maintained at the time of your fall.
If you have experienced an injury due to one of the conditions described above, then you could have a premises liability case on your hands.
Specific Examples of Premises Liability
As detailed above, premises liability cases cover a variety of accidents. Specific examples of premises liability often include the following:
- Staircase Accidents
- Defective Sidewalk
- Insufficient Security
- Defective Electrical Wiring (Electrocutions)
- Faulty Construction
- Building Code Violations
- Snow/Water on Pavement
- Theme Park Accidents
- Elevator Malfunctions
Any one of these type of premises liability accidents can result in an injury. Depending on the specific nature of the accident, the injury may range from mild to severe, and in worse case scenarios, life changing.
Common Premises Liability Injuries
Where you slip and fall, and under what specific conditions, will ultimately determine the severity of your injuries. However, the most common injuries associated with premises liability generally include the following:
- Broken Bones
- Electric Shocks
- Neck Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
In most cases, when a slip and fall accident occurs, resulting in any sort of injury, the owner of the property is generally held accountable. Particularly, if the property owner knew about the hazard, and failed to repair it. However, there are rare circumstances where the owner may not be responsible for the accident.
Due to the fact that each case is different, with various complexities, it is important to speak with a California premises liability attorney, as an attorney can help collect the necessary evidence to prove your case.
How Compensation Can Help
Depending on different factors of your accident, such as where and when it occurred, you may be entitled to compensation. Though a monetary settlement cannot undo the physical or emotional pain and suffering you have had to endure, it may be able to assist you in different ways.
For example, you may be able to recover damages for various medical bills that have transpired due to the slip and fall accident. Regardless of your financial state or insurance coverage, hospital bills, surgery costs, and doctor’s office visits can all add up. Further, you may experience lost of income from missing work, compensation for your pain and suffering, and other, general damages.
Though the person responsible for your injury due to the slip and fall accident should be held accountable, unfortunately, proving fault can often times become challenging, time consuming, and expensive. Therefore, it is recommended you speak with a California premises liability attorney to assist you.
Contact a California Premises Liability Attorney
If you have recently been hurt on someone else’s property, whether due to a defective sidewalk, faulty construction, or building code violations, the attorneys at Harlan Law want to offer our deepest sympathies. We have worked with other individuals who have experienced similar situations, and know first-hand how difficult and inconvenient this time can be for you and your family. However, it is important to know that you did nothing wrong. And now, we want to help ensure that the guilty party is held responsible.
As stated above, premises liability cases can often times be troubling. You will need to have evidence of the accident and the injuries you sustained from it, copies of medical records, images, and, if possible, witness statements. However, all of your energy should be focused on healing. Leave the legal work to the professionals.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a California premises liability attorney, contact Harlan Law today by calling 619-870-0802. We want to help you move on with your life.
About Harlan Law
At Harlan Law, we only have one priority: the client. We pride ourselves on being able to tailor our services to each and every individual, as all cases are different. Our attorneys know that you have needs and goals, and we want to help you reach them. After all, you have been through more than enough.
Not only do you need an attorney who listens to you, but you also need someone you can trust – that is exactly what you will find at Harlan Law. From making phone calls on your behalf to filing paperwork, we will handle all aspects of your case. Contact us today.