Liability For Dangerous Property Conditions
An owner of a property open to the public has a legal duty to keep that property in a reasonably safe condition. Private businesses, such as hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, stores and stadiums, also have a duty to maintain their premises in a manner designed to protect visitors from injuries. Similarly, homeowners and renters may face liability to guests who suffer injuries as a result of dangerous conditions.
If you were injured while on public or private property, contact the personal injury team at Coast Law Group LLP for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call us today at 760-670-4554.
Examples Of Dangerous Premises
Injuries can result from a wide variety of dangerous property conditions or lax management practices. Some common examples include:
- Spills, puddles, leaks or other types of slip-and-fall hazards
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Failure to use floormats in places where moisture is expected
- Use of flimsy furniture in a commercial setting
- Allowing dogs into busy areas where they create a trip hazard
- Inadequate lighting conditions
- Failing to post signs warning of known hazards
When an accident happens on dangerous property and you are not at fault, it’s critical for you to have experienced attorneys on your side. Get hold of us today at 760-670-4554 to get the process started.
Skilled Representation Is Essential
The defendants in a premises liability case are often huge corporations, like nationwide retailers, with deep pockets to fight. Battling these giants, or their insurance companies, is no simple task. They typically refuse to admit that a condition is dangerous, even when the facts and evidence are crystal clear. In many cases, a negligent property owner blames the victim for an accident and any resulting injuries.
Coast Law Group LLP’s personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling, and winning, premises liability cases. We’ve helped clients throughout San Diego County and beyond hold property owners or commercial tenants responsible by paying damages.
Victims of dangerous property conditions may be entitled to compensation, called damages. While the amount of recoverable damages varies case by case and victim by victim, you may be entitled to compensation including:
- Medical expenses: These include the costs of any medical services associated with your injuries, including consultations, surgeries, hospitalization, prescription medications, etc. Future medical expenses may also be recoverable if additional care is expected.
- Lost wages: If an injury victim misses work he or she may be able to recover lost income, even if their paycheck was not reduced. Victims who suffer long-term injuries may also be eligible to recover future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering: Noneconomic damages include not just physical and emotional pain and suffering but also inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, disfigurement and other types of harm.
- Punitive damages: Punitive damages may be awarded in a premises liability case as a form of punishment where it can be shown that the defendant knew of the dangerous condition yet failed to take action to protect the public.
We Are Here To Help
If you’ve been injured on the property of another, don’t delay in seeking legal assistance. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Coast Law Group LLP at 760-670-4554 for a free consultation.