Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney

California law requires that property owners and operators use reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises. They must avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm and warn others of any dangerous condition if such a condition exists.

Premises liability law is complex. Successfully suing a property owner or possessor requires thorough knowledge of the laws governing premises liability and experience developing strong evidence to support a claim.

Choose A Premises Liability Law Firm With A History Of Success

The personal injury attorneys at Heller Law Firm, APC have extensive experience and a successful track record in a wide variety of premises liability cases. We have recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, often without the need to go to trial.

Common types of premises liability lawsuits include slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall incidents, dog bites, exposure to hazardous materials, swimming pool drownings, electrical fires, and inadequate security or lighting in common areas. To learn more, or to tell us about your case, call 818-591-6388 or contact our firm.

About Premises Liability Laws

Under California’s premises liability laws, property owners must take reasonable care to prevent anyone from being injured.

It is important to keep in mind that, under California law, the injured must prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the defective condition within a reasonable amount of time prior to the incident. Such knowledge is assumed if the property owner or possessor created the dangerous condition in the first place.

However, special rules apply to a business invitee, a person who is invited to enter or remain on the premises for a commercial benefit to the possessor of the premises. A premises owner owes the highest duty of care to an invitee, much more than reasonable care. A business owner is required to warn, inspect and make safe the premises.

What Must Property Owners Do?

In addition to eliminating hazardous conditions such as slippery floors or poorly lit hallways, property owners or possessors must also provide reasonable security measures to protect guests against foreseeable criminal acts.

If a person is injured due to a breach of duty to correct or remove a known or dangerous on-site condition, the property owner or possessor is liable for any financial losses the injured person incurs due to the injury, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Get Answers To Your Premises Liability Questions

Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can answer your questions regarding a serious injury that you or a loved one suffered due to the negligence of the property owner or manager. Contact us to schedule a free consultation, or call us at 818-591-6388.

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