Premises Liability

When you are visiting a store, apartment complex or other type of business, the owner of that property has a responsibility to ensure that you are safe while on the premises. If they are aware of any defects that could potentially cause injury, they are required to take immediate action to correct these problems.

California law provides protection to individuals who are injured in premises liability cases. Whether or not you have a claim for compensation will depend upon several factors, including whether the property owner had knowledge of the dangerous conditions. You need an experienced attorney to evaluate your claims.

What You Need To Know About Premises Liability Claims

At Peach & Weathers, we have helped many people who have been injured in these types of cases. Our lawyers will work hard to help you recover maximum compensation, including reimbursement of your medical expenses and missed wages. We also seek compensation for any pain and suffering connected to your case.

There are many different kinds of accidents that may result in premises liability claims. We can help you if you have been injured in any of the following accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Slip-and-falls — which may be falls caused by spills that were not properly cleaned or due to the lack of notice about a floor being slippery
  • Trip-and-fall — resulting when there are defects in flooring, such as broken tiles or uneven pavement, that cause a person to fall
  • Poorly maintained sidewalks — when business owners do not keep sidewalks and entryways clear of potential hazards
  • Poorly maintained stairwells — when stairways are missing railings or have broken steps
  • Faulty pool fencing, gates, drains or locks — allowing individuals, often children, to become injured due to the lack of protection
  • Inadequate security — the failure to protect people from being the victims of an attack on the property
  • Inadequate lighting — not having sufficient lighting in parking lots or other common areas
  • Falling objects — caused due to defective shelving or products incorrectly stacked by workers
  • Broken smoke detectors and other fire hazards

Strengthening Your Claim

We will perform a thorough investigation of your claims, including looking for any surveillance videos of the accident. Without being able to gather the information that we need, it can be almost impossible to establish your claims, as the property owners are going to allege that they were acting appropriately at the time of the accident. They may clean up any spills or fix any defects before we are able to visit the scene.

If you are injured in a premises liability case, you should try to collect as much information as possible about the accident. Take photos of the location where the accident happened, and also get the contact information of those who witnessed the event. The more information that you have, the better chance we have of showing that the property owner breached his or her duty of care to you.

Do Not Delay. Call Us As Soon As Possible For A Free Consultation.

The longer you wait, the more difficult it is going to be to collect the evidence we need to establish your claims. To speak to a member of our team, please call our San Bernardino office at 909-494-2565 or send us an email. If you are unable to travel to our office, we will come to your home or hospital to discuss your case with you. We serve clients throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California.