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California laws impose obligations on the property owners and managers to make sure that their properties are free from hazardous or dangerous conditions. If the property owner or manager fails to provide the due diligence required in performing timely maintenance or upkeep of their premises and these resulted in premises liability accident, such as slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident, among others, then they are liable for premise injury claims, which may include some or all of the following: property damage, actual medical costs, future medical care, loss of earnings claim, pain and suffering and other monetary and non-monetary losses. However, you need to make sure that you prove that the accident really happened and that said premises accident is caused by the negligence of the party at fault, before you are able to claim your compensation.
There are different laws involved in determining whether the property owner is liable for your premises liability accident. Aside from ordinary torts laws, there are building codes and other regulations involved depending on the nature or type of premises where the accident happened.
Moreover, injuries you suffered in the accident may require hundreds of thousands and even millions in medical treatment costs depending on the severity of your injuries. This is why if you are involved in a premises mishap, you need to seek guidance from Melrose Law Firm’s expert Premises Liability Lawyers in Los Angeles who have more two decades of experience in championing the causes of all victims of negligence accidents. As of date, our top Personal Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Los Angeles have already obtained hundreds of millions in awards for all our clients.
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What To Do in Case of Premise Liability in Los Angeles?
Premise liability occurs when a person is injured due to an accident which could have been avoided had the person charged with the due diligence required to protect the public fails to perform such due diligence.
Every accident that happens in and around a premises or property is considered as a type of premise liability. This includes:
- • Slip and fall accidents,
- • Construction accidents,
- • Dog bite accidents and
- • Explosions and fire accidents.
Who are Liable for Premise Liability Accidents?
In California, if you are injured in any of the foregoing accident, then you have a right to seek damages against the party at fault, who may be any of the following:
- 1. Owners or landlord of the property;
- 2. Lessee or legal possessor of the property;
- 3. Contractors who caused the dangerous conditions at the property; or
- 4. Guests who caused the dangerous condition in the property.
Basis for Claiming Premise Liability Award for Damages
Premise liability can happen at any moment and at anywhere. Hence, after being involved in an accident involving a property, you need to provide the basis for your claim as to whether you are a permitted occupant or a trespasser of the premises, i.e.:
- 1. An invited guest or a patron of the business establishment;
- 2. A licensee or lessee of the premises;
- 3. A social guest of an apartment; or
- 4. A trespasser in the premises.
Under the above types of status of the legal reasons for being at the premises, the only way that you can either be made liable fully or partly in the accident is if you are a trespasser.
Evidence to Support Your Premise Liability Claims
After proving that you have a right to be at the property and that the negligence of the party at fault caused your injuries in the premises, you need to show proof of your actual damage, through:
- (1) Pictures of your injuries;
- (2) Medical records and bills;
- (3) Receipts of your damaged belongings; and
- (4) Certification from your employer for lost earnings.
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As you can see, seeking compensation for your damages could be very complex. There are legal and documentary requirements necessary before you are able to pursue your claims. Therefore, to make sure that your efforts are not in vain, seek help from top legal professionals like Melrose Law Firm which is well known for championing the rights of all premise liability victims in Los Angeles and throughout California.