What Is Premises Liability?
Under the law, every property owner is responsible for maintaining their premises and ensuring it is safe for people. This is known as a duty of care and can extend to invited guests, children, and licensees. If a person is trespassing or present without your knowledge or consent, they may not fall under this duty of care.
We can handle premises liability cases involving:
- Slips and falls
- Poor maintenance/lack of maintenance
- Dangerous or defective conditions
- Dog bites
- Water leaks / flooding
- Swimming pool accidents
- Other property issues
- Lack of security
- Improper lighting
- Damaged walkways or handrails
If you were involved in an accident caused by any of the hazards listed above, and have suffered an injury, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. You may need to hold the property owner liable for the damages you suffered, from medical expenses to lost wages to pain and suffering.
What About Building Security Issues?
One common issue that individuals ponder is whether or not an incident resulting from building security or lack thereof may be considered premises liability. For example, say an apartment landlord failed to install proper security lighting, hire a security guard, or install security cameras after several reported break-ins, or take other measures to prevent safety hazards. If the owner failed to take standard security steps, whatever those may involve, and a break-in, mugging, or assault occurred, they could be held liable for any resulting damages.
Call for a Consultation With BD&J Today
If you or a loved one has been affected by a premises liability-related accident, the team at BD&J is ready to review your case. Our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys have years of collective experience and know how to thoroughly handle these types of claims. Put us on your side today!