When a person is injured on someone else's property, if the property owner's negligence is responsible for the injury, they can be held liable for damages. Premises liability actions often involve "slip and fall" accidents and can include accidents such as dog bites or construction accidents. Any injury caused by the negligent or willful conduct of a third party on the premises can be considered grounds for a premises liability claim.
In order to determine who is liable in a premises liability action, three crucial elements are involved: ownership, possession, & control of the premises. The person who owns, possesses, or controls the premises is the one responsible for any injuries arising from a condition on the premises, and this is who will be responsible for paying compensation to the injured victim.
Premises liability actions are often taken in relation to accidents involving the following:
The personal injury attorneys at our Pasadena law firm have a thorough understanding of safety requirements, local and federal building codes, foreseeable risks, hazards, and safety procedures on both commercial and residential properties. When handling cases involving premises liability, it is sometimes necessary to consult with specialists and experts who can testify and validate the accidents and injuries associated with the premises liability action.
Your personal injury lawyer will take whatever actions necessary to get you the compensation you deserve after being injured because of a property owner's negligence. Contact our firm for a free consultation about your premises liability case.