If you have ever been hurt or injured while you were on someone else’s property, you may be able to seek compensation for your suffering. Commercial property owners have a legal obligation to make sure that their premises are safe for their employees and customers. If they have been negligent in their duties and you are injured while on their premises, you may want to consult a dangerous premises lawyer who can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Types of San Diego Dangerous Premises Cases
Basically, premise liability involves injuries and accidents that happen because of the unsafe conditions of government buildings, commercial establishments such as restaurants and shops, and even public spaces such as amusement parks. Accidents can also happen in construction sites, daycare centers, schools, playgrounds, and swimming pools.
The property owner is legally required to take reasonable steps in maintaining the safety of their premises. Therefore, they are liable for accidents that are due to negligence. Moreover, in dangerous premises cases the defendants may also include a manager, contractor, or even a tenant.
There are many types of accidents and injuries that can occur. These injuries may be the result of slips and falls, improperly placed items, hazardous conditions, faulty equipment such as machinery and elevators, and even inadequate security.
Common Dangerous Premises cases include:
- Slipping and falling due to a liquid spill
- Improperly placed items that caused a slip
- Improperly stacked items that fell onto a person
- Snow and ice that caused a slip and fall injury
- Broken glass that a person steps on
- Improperly stored sharp items that can cuts people
- Elevators that were not maintained properly so they don’t work correctly.
What Can a San Diego Dangerous Premises Lawyer Do?
If you or a loved one is a victim, Personal Injury Lawyers San Diego offers free consultation and our lawyers can help you file a lawsuit to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected.
Your suit must prove the following points:
- There were indeed unsafe conditions that existed in the premises at the time you sustained your injuries. These conditions may include liquid spills, hanging items, broken glass, rusty equipment, and extremely hot machinery that can cause burns.
- The property owners and the people in charge were aware that there were hazardous conditions in their premises. The conditions should therefore be reasonably noticeable.
- The property owners didn’t do enough or even anything at all to remedy and fix these dangerous conditions. Example: If there was a liquid spill, they should have mopped it up as quickly as possible once they knew about it.
- The property owners didn’t properly warn you (whether you’re an employee or a customer) that there were unsafe conditions in certain specific areas of the premises. For liquid spills, there should be signs around the wet area so people can avoid walking on the slippery surface.
- The dangerous conditions actually caused the accident that led to your injuries. If you broke a bone, you have to prove that the injury was caused by your fall in the premises.
With the right dangerous premises lawyer, you will know the best legal remedies for your specific case. We encourage you to provide all the necessary information in our online form so that one of our lawyers can personally review your case.