Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer
Whenever an individual suffers harm while on another party’s property, the question of whether a premises liability attorney is needed is certain to arise. Premises liability is a category of personal injury litigation in which the Ellis Law firm has successfully represented clients for over two decades.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries while on another’s property, it is essential that you secure the help of our talented team of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers. We are prepared to advocate for your rights and fight tirelessly to get you the financial resources you need to heal.
Fundamentals of premises liability law in California
The concept of premises liability stipulates that those who own or who are in control of property must ensure that their grounds are reasonably safe and free of potential hazards. In essence, premises liability actions are like all other negligence actions, in that plaintiffs must establish that the defendant had a duty of care, a breach of that duty was committed and that the breach caused the injuries suffered by the plaintiff.
In terms of proving each of these critical elements, there is no better ally to have on your side than an experienced, knowledgeable Los Angeles premises liability lawyer from Ellis Law.
It is not uncommon for many to think primarily of slip and fall scenarios when the topic of premises liability is mentioned. Cracked walkways, loose handrails, icy porch steps and similar hazards may come to mind.
However, premises liability covers an extensive range of situations, including:
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites
- Sidewalk falls
- Elevator accidents
- Electrical injuries
- Nightclub assaults
- Negligent security
- Amusement park injuries
- Swimming pool mishaps
- Recreational and sporting event injuries
- Scaffolding injuries
California premises liability lawsuit
In terms of assessing liability in these types of personal injury lawsuits, the elements of possession, ownership and control are paramount. Furthermore, the existence of a duty on the part of a possessor of real property will depend heavily on a series of case-specific factors. There is a general duty to keep premises safe in order to prevent injuries, but the parameters of that duty can vary based on the type of property in question.
A failure to warn about or repair dangerous, hidden defects can give rise to liability if injuries result. Store owners have a duty to make continuous inspection of their premises and perform all repairs necessary to ensure the safety of patrons. There are also situations in which a property owner will be held responsible for failing to safeguard visitors from the foreseeable actions of third parties that could result in harm. Every premises liability fact pattern has its own unique details, and the attorneys at Ellis Law have the background and resources necessary to get to the truth and fight for justice.
As any successful premises liability attorney will attest, comprehensive evidence is vital. Photographic or video evidence of the dangerous conditions leading to the injuries sustained, witness statements, incident reports taken soon after the event, medical records and other types of supporting material are necessary in order to secure the type of recovery your injuries may warrant. Because Ellis Law has spent years assembling a network of diligent investigators, experts and support staff, our team’s ability to present compelling legal arguments on your behalf is second to none.
Common injuries in LA premises liability cases
Given that premises liability cases can take innumerable forms, the injuries that can give rise to valid claims are extremely varied in nature. Ranging from temporarily inconvenient to truly debilitating or even fatal, some of the more common injuries suffered by premises liability victims include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injury
The above injuries frequently bring with them substantial medical bills and other expenses that can prove ruinous for victims and their families.
California law affords the injured an opportunity to receive compensation for:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Cost of rehabilitative treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
If unexpected harm suddenly befalls you or someone you love while on someone else’s property, you have nothing to lose and potentially a great deal to gain by consulting with our skilled legal team.
At Ellis Law, we understand the full spectrum of emotions you are likely experiencing, including fear, anger, doubt and anxiety, and pledge to provide you with an unsurpassed level of personal attention at every stage of your case.
Consult with Los Angeles premises liability lawyers
Suffering physical harm while on another party’s property is invariably a shocking, aggravating experience. At Ellis Law, we realize that you need to be made whole, not just financially, but emotionally as well. To begin the healing process and receive a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, call us at 1-800-INJURED. We look forward to assessing the facts of your case and helping you identify your legal options.
- Justia, California Civil Jury Instructions, Premises Liability - Essential Factual Elements, http://www.justia.com/trials-litigation/docs/caci/1000/1000.html
- Graziadio Business Review, Slips, Trips and Falls: A primer for businesses on the law of premises liability, http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/2010/08/slips-trips-and-falls/