Premises liability claims arise when people are injured on properties that belong to others. Property owners—both private and public—have a duty of care to protect those who enter their properties from harm. In the absence of this care of duty, owners of property open themselves up to liability from shoppers, customers, clients, vendors, visitors, and others who come onto their properties legally.
Property owners can fall short of their duty of care to keep others safe in innumerable ways. Some examples of negligence on behalf of the property owner (or his employee or agent acting on his behalf) include:
Most premises liability claims are preventable with the due diligence of property owners.
A successful claim based on premises liability laws hinges on proving that the owner of the property where the accident occurred was negligent. Four elements must be proven in order for negligence to be established. Proving that negligence occurred requires:
Premises liability claimants may recover a mix of different compensation types, depending on the accident specifics and the nature of the injuries sustained. This may include:
At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, our Goleta premises liability attorney understands how difficult life can be in the aftermath of a serious accident. Our team of seasoned legal professionals is ready to help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Reach out to us now for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.