Premises Liability

Most people probably haven’t even heard the expression “premises liability,” and likely fewer still know what it is. And yet, premises liability pokes its ugly head into many people’s lives every day, one way or another. Premises liability becomes an issue if you are injured on someone else’s property, whether a private home or a business open to the public, when the injury results from the negligence of the people who own or controls the property. Under those circumstances, you may be able to recover damages as compensation for your injuries.

If you think you have been injured in such a situation, you should call the California personal injury attorneys of Maire & Deedon. The attorneys at Maire & Deedon are ready and prepared to offer assistance and support.

Premises Liability Can Include All Sorts Of Injuries

Any accidental injury you can imagine can give rise to premises liability. Premises liability arises when someone is injured on the property of someone else because of the negligence of the owner of the property. Such injuries can include:

  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Slips or falls resulting in injuries
  • Animal bites
  • Negligent or inadequate security
  • Injuries caused by inadequate maintenance

The list goes on. Essentially, any injury you suffer on someone else’s property is potentially a case of premises liability. This is no small problem. Accidental injuries are among the most common causes of death in the United States. If you suffer an injury on someone else’s property, premises liability could apply, meaning that you could recover damages for your injuries. It is not enough to show that you were injured on someone else’s property. There are other elements to establish.

In California, as in most states, you must show that your injuries resulted from another person’s negligence. In premises liability cases, that person could be the property owner or the person leasing, occupying, or controlling the property. Under such circumstances, you must be able to show that:

  • The person you are suing for damages legally controlled the property, whether through ownership, lease, or some other mechanism.
  • The person controlling the property was negligent in maintaining the property in a safe condition.
  • You were injured on that property.
  • The negligence of the person who controlled the property was a substantial factor in causing the injury suffered.

It is not as important who owns the property as it is who controls the property and is legally responsible for maintaining the property. That responsibility often is a matter of contract terms if the property owner has leased the property to another.

If You Were Injured In An Accident On Someone Else’s Property, You Should Call Attorneys of Maire & Deedon

Suppose you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, and the negligence of the person controlling the property might be the cause. In that case, you should contact the California personal injury lawyers of Maire & Deedon. We can help you determine whether you have a claim and what your options are. Our attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve from your claim.