Slip and fall and trip and fall matters are all too common in a fast-paced urban environment like Los Angeles. The good news is whether it is a grocery store accident, a sidewalk fall, or a poolside slip — if you were injured on someone else’s property in Los Angeles — you may be entitled to recover damages.
Turn to the Dolan Law Firm for experienced legal guidance and representation. Our premises liability lawyers in Los Angeles possess the knowledge, tenacity, and resources to ensure that your rights are vigorously protected. We have achieved positive outcomes for many of our clients and will happily advocate on your behalf.
Responsibility for Premises Liability
California premises liability law states that property owners must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of those who enter their premises. Also called a ‘duty of care’, the failure to do so when resulting in an injury means that the property owner or manager can be held liable.
In this sense, the property owner refers to the land or business owner, the property management company, company leasing a building, or any other entities in charge of the property.
Slip and falls can be caused by a wide array of factors such as slippery surfaces, poor lighting, hidden hazards, and liquids or slippery substances not cleaned up.
Trip and falls are often caused by uneven surfaces, lack of working lighting, or poorly maintained stairs or railings.
Other related incidents include assaults on customers, animal attacks, amusement park accidents, and swimming pool incidents.
How Do I Know If I Have A Premises Liability Claim?
If you were injured as the result of a slip and fall or trip and fall incident, you may have a claim. Premises liability claims typically rely on a subset of the negligence doctrine. A person or entity is negligent when they fail to act in a reasonable or responsible way, causing harm as a result.
A premises liability case requires proof of the following:
- The owner had a duty of care toward the plaintiff;
- The owner’s duty of care was breached;
- Which caused;
- The plaintiff to have sustained damages as a result.
As straightforward as it may seem, proving negligence is a complex process that requires far more than mere allegations of carelessness. Evidence of the property owner’s negligence will need to be introduced, including elements like surveillance footage, expert/witness testimonies, pictures, and official reports.
If you believe you have a valid case — or want to know if you do — seek assistance from an experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney from the Dolan Law Firm. Our legal team can help you assess whether you have a viable cause of action. And if you do, we can explain to you how we will present your case, gather the necessary evidence, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Let our team of attorneys work for you. Call or email our Los Angeles law offices today for a free case review.
What Types Of Damages Can A Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer Help Me Recover?
In the case of premises liability accidents, legal recourse may be the only way to compensate for the hardships endured. Depending on the situation and the severity of your premises liability injury, you may be entitled to compensation for losses including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Common Premises Liability Injuries
Premises liability injuries vary greatly — from minor bruises that require no medical attention to catastrophic physical injuries that can plot a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Common types of injuries in premises liability cases include:
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Internal bleeding;
- Cuts and lacerations;
- Mental anguish and emotional distress.
Hiring A Premises Liability Lawyer In Los Angeles
If you decide to move ahead with a claim, you can be sure of knowledgeable, effective legal representation and a genuine commitment to your best interests. The attorney-client relationship at the Dolan Law Firm is one built on trust and mutual respect — giving you the security and the confidence you need to move forward (see our client testimonials).
The Dolan Law Firm is on your side. Speak to a qualified Los Angeles premises liability attorney in complete confidence. No strings attached. Contact us here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of cases does a Los Angeles premises liability lawyer handle?
If you or someone you know has been injured due to unsafe property conditions, a Los Angeles premises liability lawyer may be able to help you recover damages. A premises liability claim typically covers any of the following:
- Slip fall accidents;
- Trip and fall accidents;
- Dangerous road and sidewalk conditions;
- Falling hazards;
- Dog bites or animal attacks.
How much does a premises liability lawyer cost in Los Angeles?
At the Dolan Law Firm, we prioritize our clients’ best interests above all else, so we charge nothing up front and only get paid a percentage of the recovery if and when we are able to win a settlement or verdict in your matter. Contact us to schedule your appointment.
Do I need to hire a lawyer to file a premises liability case in Los Angeles?
In cases of more serious injury, we highly recommend you seek the assistance of a qualified Los Angeles premises liability lawyer. Typically, property owners and insurance companies attempt to reject liability or minimize damages, making litigation an inevitable necessity. Fortunately, getting started is easy; book your free case evaluation.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Los Angeles, CA?
There are strict time limits depending on the type of case and who the defendant is. Some of these time limits are as short as six months, while others are as long as two years, so it is important to reach out to a premises liability lawyer quickly to make sure your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.