If you have been injured while in the property of another due to the negligence of the property owner and/or property caretaker, you should know that you might have the opportunity to recover financial compensation for your injuries. A premises liability lawsuit will hold the property owner and/or property caretaker responsible for the damages that resulted out of the injury.
While every state will have different laws regulating premises liability, generally, every property owner and property caretaker has the responsibility to make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for those who enter into the premises. Any failure to maintain the property safe can result in what is legally known as premises liability.
Common Examples of Premises Liability Claims
Common premises liability lawsuits include, but are not limited to the following:
- Dog or other animal bites
- The failure to ensure that there are no stray animals in the premises.
- Hazardous property areas
- The carelessness to reasonably ensure that there are no hazardous areas in the property
- Slip and fall incidents
- The failure to keep areas free of potential slip hazards
- Improper or careless security
- Failure to ensure property lighting and/or gates
- Swimming pool area injuries
- Improper gating surrounding swimming areas
- Improper property maintenance
- Elevator or other property maintenance
Statute of Limitations
When filing for a personal liability lawsuit, one of the most important factors of the claim will involve the time in which the injury occurred. The State of California enforces strict statute of limitations of every personal injury claim. This means that the court will enforce a strict time frame to review and pursue the claim, so the claimant only has a small window of time to file the claim from the time in which the injury happened.
If you are unsure of how much time you have to file your claim, consider seeking the advice of a qualified premises liability attorney. An attorney with the right experience can go over your available legal options as well as help you ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner.
Obtain Legal Support
Premises liability law can be a complicated legal process. If you have been injured as the result of the negligence of the property owner and/or the property’s caretaker, you should obtain advice and have an attorney determine if you have the opportunity to recover financial compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of the negligence. Many injuries can leave victims with high medical expenses and lifelong injuries. A premises liability claim can help you recover financially for the injuries you have sustained. Seek the advice and support of an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process of filing for a claim.
The attorneys at the Rohde Law Office, APC are experienced in the field of premises liability lawsuits. They are dedicated to helping victims who have suffered devastating injuries due to the negligence of another party. Seek the advice and support of a qualified attorney who can help guide you throughout the claims process.