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Premises liability arises when someone suffers a personal injury that was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. A typical premises liability scenario would be a customer tripping due to a dangerous condition on the ground and breaking a hip.

Property owners and those who manage or occupy property have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for customers, vendors, service personnel, residents and others who live in or visit the property. If a safety hazard or dangerous condition develops on the premises, they have a duty to put up warnings until the hazard can be remedied or repaired. If they know about an adverse condition that can cause injury and they fail or refuse to correct the issue, then they can be held liable if someone gets hurt or killed as a result of the condition.

Premises liability applies to both public and private property such as single family homes, office buildings, restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, hotels, motels, college dormitories, nursing homes, sports arenas, entertainment venues, nightclubs, grocery stores, apartment complexes, hospitals, parking lots and structures, etc.

Some of the conditions that typically give rise to premises liability claims include broken tiles or flooring, uneven sidewalks, broken windows, poor or non-existent lighting in stairwells, hallways, or walkways, etc. If you or a loved one is injured on someone else’s property as a result of any of these conditions, contact an experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney at The Javid Trial Firm today for a free consultation.

Types of Premises Liability Accidents

Many types of accidents and incidents can give rise to premises liability claims. Some of the more typical ones include:

  • Explosions
  • Tripping hazards
  • Incidents caused by inadequate maintenance of the premises
  • Incidents caused by defective conditions on the premises
  • Injuries or assaults caused by inadequate building security 
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bite incidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Fires
  • Potholes, dangerous stairwells 
  • Incidents caused by toxic fumes or chemicals at the premises

Premises Liability Injuries

Personal injuries giving rise to premises liability can result in serious, debilitating injuries requiring a lifetime of medical care and treatment. Some common types of personal injuries that may give rise to premises liability include:

  • Burns
  • Deep cuts 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Electric shocks
  • Illnesses as a result of toxic chemical exposure
  • Head trauma

A party who prevails on a premises liability claim can recover damages for past and future medical treatment, past and future wage loss, pain, suffering and emotional distress, and, in some cases, punitive damages (i.e. damages intended to punish the responsible party).

Premises Liability Results

The Javid Trial Firm has a proven track record of getting results for our clients in premises liability cases. Recent successes include: 

  • $4 million - Premises Liability Accident

If you were injured on someone else’s property, contact a Los Angeles premises liability attorney at The Javid Trial Firm today for a free consultation.