Understanding a California Property Owner’s Responsibility in a California Premises Liability Accident
In the state of California, property owners have certain responsibilities to keep their properties safe and secure from premises liability accidents. If you have been injured on another person’s property, and they did not comply with their responsibilities as a property owner, then you might have grounds to file a personal injury case. Keep reading to learn more about their responsibility, or contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Understanding Premises Liability
There are a few types of premises liability. First, the owner of the property (or, in some cases, the tenant) has a legal responsibility to keep the property free from hazards and dangers. This is true whether it is a residential, commercial, or industrial property.
There are many dangers that can exist on a property that results in injury, from dog bites to slip and fall accidents. If an accident occurs on someone’s property, and that accident could likely have been avoided if the owner of the property had taken care to keep the property in a safe condition, then the owner could be held accountable.
The Specifics of California Premises Liability Law
In California, an owner of a property is liable for the damages another person experiences if the owner does not keep the building or land in a safe condition. There are a few exceptions, but generally speaking, the injured party will have a valid case if they can prove that the owner either knew about the safety issue or should have known, that they had time to do something about it, and that they did not do anything about it.
How to Prove Liability with Premises Liability Accidents
Unlike a criminal case, the burden of proof on a premises liability accident lies with the person bringing the case. If you are the victim of a premises liability accident, then you must prove that the owner was negligent and either did not take care of a dangerous element or intentionally caused your injury. Proving liability is more difficult than just pointing out a danger. You must also prove that the owner either knew about it or should have known about it.
Maximize Your Chances by Getting Legal Support
If you want the best possible chance of winning your case and getting the best possible outcome, we recommend contacting Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. When you contact us, we can go over your case, your evidence, and your expectations of finding the best possible outcome. Call now, and let us get started right away.