Premises Liability

Premises Liability

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Orange County Premises Liability Attorney

A Brief Summary of the Following Article 

  • Responsibility: Property owners are obligated to ensure safe conditions on their premises. Injuries due to their negligence, like those caused by wet floors or insufficient lighting, can lead to premises liability claims.
  • Expertise: Callahan & Blaine, a law firm with 40 years of experience in California, specializes in premises liability cases. Their team of seasoned trial lawyers is dedicated to helping clients seek justice for their injuries.
  • Liability Proof: Proving liability in these cases requires demonstrating the property owner’s knowledge of the hazard. This involves establishing a duty of care, breach of that duty, causation of injury, and the resulting losses.
  • Compensation: Victims of premises liability may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or wrongful death. An experienced lawyer can guide victims through the process to ensure their rights are protected.
  • Contact our law firm by calling 714-241-4444 or by filling out our contact form.

It is important that everyone feels safe and secure when entering a property or any building. Whether it is a simple trip to the grocery store or arriving at work, those who own and operate these properties should provide a safe environment for visitors. Unfortunately, they may fail to meet their responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party while on someone else’s property, you have the right to file a claim under premises liability law. To ensure you are able to build a strong claim, it is crucial you seek the help of a legal professional. If you are in Orange County, California, and need assistance with your premises liability claim, consult one of our Orange County premises liability attorneys to learn more about your legal options as you pursue justice for your losses.

At Callahan & Blaine, we operate with a team of 29 personal injury lawyers who have extensive experience handling various types of cases, including those involving premises liability. Our personal injury law firm has been providing clients in California with trusted legal counsel for 40 years. Our team of skilled trial lawyers, each with more than eight years of experience, is dedicated to ensuring our clients can get the justice they deserve.

Understanding Premises Liability Law in California

Premises liability refers to situations where someone is injured caused by unsafe conditions on another’s property. This can occur as the result of the following unsafe conditions in a building:

  • Wet or icy surfaces
  • Sudden changes in flooring
  • Insufficient lighting
  • A concealed hole or gap

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their premises are safe. If an injury occurs because of a condition that the property owner was aware of, or reasonably should have been aware of, they may be held liable for the injured person’s losses. Providing evidence of a property owner’s knowledge of a hazardous condition is key in these cases. If the condition is permanent to the property, it is often presumed that the owner was or should have been aware of it before the incident. However, in cases of temporary hazards, like a recent liquid spill, the time frame becomes crucial. If the spill happened just before the incident, the property owner might not be held liable, as there was little chance for them to be aware of it. However, if the spill had been there for a while, or if it occurred in a place where spills are common, the owner could still be liable. One of our premises liability attorneys in Orange County can help collect crucial evidence in your case and identify the party who should be held liable for your losses.

Proving Liability in an Orange County Premises Liability Case

In California, there are various parties that may be held liable if you are injured in a premises liability accident depending on the specific details of your case. The parties your Orange County premises liability lawyer may identify as liable in your case include the following:

  • A property owner
  • A property manager
  • A store owner who is renting a unit in a building
  • A maintenance worker at the property

In order to actually prove liability for your premises liability accident and injury, you must also be able to prove the four elements of negligence in your claim. These elements are as follows:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The liable party breached that duty of care
  • The breach of duty caused your premises liability accident and subsequent injury
  • You suffered losses as a result of the injury

To get help understanding how to hold the liable party responsible for their negligent actions, get the help of one of our Orange County premises liability attorneys.

Can You Recover Damages From a Premises Liability Case?

While no amount of money can make up for the losses you may have suffered after a premises liability accident, you deserve justice. You may be eligible to collect damages for the injuries and losses you have suffered due to the negligent party’s actions in your case. Depending on the details of your premises liability case, the following damages may be recoverable:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost present and future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you have been the victim of dangerous conditions at a property you visited, you need an experienced premises liability lawyer to ensure your interests and rights are protected.

Get Help From an Orange County Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Being injured in a premises liability accident can be traumatizing for victims who suffer physical and emotional injuries as a result. To get help building a strong claim, retain the help of one of our Orange County premises liability attorneys today.

Callahan & Blaine is a California-based premises liability law firm helping clients achieve multi-million dollar settlements for 40 years. If you are ready to build a strong product liability claim and get the fair compensation you are owed, contact our law firm by calling 714-241-4444 or by filling out our contact form.

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