Representing Victims of Premises Liability Accidents
If someone has been a victim of an accident while shopping at a retail store, walking through a parking lot, or eating at a restaurant, then they may be entitled to compensation under California law. Property owners have a general duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
The following are common types of premises liability cases:
Injuries Sustained Due to a Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability case. A slip and fall accident occurs when someone slips, either on an object, on a wet floor, due to inadequately lighting, or another reason, and sustain injuries after falling.
Injuries Sustained Due to a Trip and Fall
Another common premises liability case is a trip and fall. A trip and fall occurs when someone trips on any uneven or poorly maintained pavement, carpeting, or other walkway. Trip and falls generally cause a person to fall forward, potentially causing serious injuries, usually to the arms, head, or lower body.
Elevator or Escalator Accidents
If you are on an elevator or escalator when it malfunctions, you may sustain injuries. The property owner and/or the maintenance company are usually at fault for a malfunctioning or improperly operating elevator or escalator.
Injury Caused Due to Falling Object
Falling objects can cause severe injuries depending on the object and distance of the fall. Usually, people sustain severe head injuries. Even a small object at a high enough distance can cause serious injuries.
Lack of Adequate Security
Property owners have a duty to provide adequate security to their visitors. The security necessary may be something as simple as lighting to an armed security guard. If a property owner should be aware of a potential security risk and the owner fails to correct the risk, he or she may be liable for your injuries if you are attacked or assaulted.
We Help Victims of Premises Liability Accidents
At Koohanim Law Firm, we have experienced injuries lawyers ready to help you with your premises liability case. If you fell and sustained an injury, you may not know who is at fault or how to pursue your claim against the liable party. We will investigate the accident and hold the liable party accountable. Contact us for a free case evaluation.