Persons who invite or allow others to come onto their property for business or pleasure have a responsibility to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition so that others are not unexpectedly injured.
If someone is injured while on the property of another the property owner may be liable for the damages if the owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and did not take reasonable measures to correct it.
The Los Angeles premises liability attorneys at Mancini & Associates represent persons injured due to hazardous conditions on the properties of others.
The California Civil Code holds people accountable if they fail to exercise ordinary care or skill in the day-to-day management of their property or person and someone gets injured as a result.
Anyone who has possession of property with the right to control what happens on it can be liable for injuries that others sustain on the property. The person who controls the property must take reasonable steps to ensure it is safe for others. That duty can include the responsibility to inspect the property for hazards and to warn others of concealed danger.
When conditions on property are open and obviously dangerous, some of the responsibility for an accident can shift to the person coming onto the property if a reasonable person would have realized the danger and been able to avoid the accident.
However, to the extent that injuries from an obvious danger can reasonably be expected, the controller of the property must take reasonable measures to safeguard people from harm.
There are certain types of accidents that frequently give rise to premises liability. The following situations are a common basis for premises liability claims:
Anyone who was legally on the property of another and was injured due to a dangerous condition that they were not aware existed and could not reasonably avoid can bring a premises liability claim.
The fact that a person was injured while illegally on the property of another in California does not relieve a landowner or controller from all responsibility for the safety of that person. The reason a person was on the property of another is just one factor to be considered in determining liability for the injuries.
A successful premises liability claim requires proof that someone who had the ability to control a hazardous situation on the property failed to perform adequately the duty imposed upon them by law. The extent of the duty is always a question of what would have been reasonable to expect under the circumstances.
At Mancini & Associates, we know that people generally expect places of business and other public spaces to be safe for their use – and that is a reasonable expectation. Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers are prepared to establish that unreasonable conduct by someone who controlled the property allowed a hazard to exist and that hazard resulted in injuries to our client. Call us at 818-783-5757 for a free consultation or complete our contact form.