Maximize Your Premises Liability Compensation with Fiore Legal

At Fiore Legal, our attorneys are renowned for their unwavering commitment and proven track record in Fresno, handling slip and fall injury and premises liability cases. We leave no stone unturned in pursuing all possible legal avenues to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve if you were injured on someone else's property. Trust us to fight tirelessly on your behalf and hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions.

California Laws on Premises Liability

Fresno property owners and managers are legally obligated to exercise a duty of care in maintaining their property and warn visitors of any hidden dangers that are not easily noticeable. Duty of care obligates owners or those in control of the property to exercise reasonable care while:

  • Inspecting the property
  • Maintaining the property
  • Repairing potential dangers
  • Providing adequate warning

Any property owner that is negligent in ensuring reasonably safe premises may be held liable for the injuries sustained because of their negligence. Our Fresno premises liability attorneys can help you obtain the largest possible damages by holding the negligent property owner, manager, or occupier liable for your injuries and losses.

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Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims can arise from a wide range of accidents and injuries on someone else's property due to the property owner's negligence. Slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and toxic exposure are some of the most common examples. Premises liability accidents can occur on any property, including:

  • Parks
  • Office buildings
  • Government property
  • Stores and malls
  • Apartments
  • Parking lots
  • Private homes
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Presence of Actual or Constructive Knowledge

You will need to prove that the property owner was aware of the dangerous conditions on the property if you want a successful outcome. This refers to constructive or actual knowledge of the hazardous condition. Actual knowledge involves the owner realizing that danger exists on their premises. This can be shown through direct testimony from the property owner, such as emails, phone calls, or texts.

Constructive knowledge refers to a presumption that the owner should have reasonably been aware of the hazard by taking the proper measures for inspecting the property.

For instance, the owner can be held liable if they fail to address dangers on their property.

The constructive notice applies when the property occupier or manager fails to tackle a dangerous situation. For instance, a supermarket manager may leave a spill on the ground after knowing it existed. The court may decide that the manager is liable for the injuries since they had constructive knowledge of the spill and should have cleaned it up.

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Legal Factors Considered in Awarding Compensation

Here are some of the critical factors that the court in Fresno may consider when determining whether reasonable care was used to avoid premises liability negligence:

  • Likelihood of injury
  • Nature and location of the property
  • Odds of someone coming onto the property
  • Probable severity of the injury
  • Whether the owner should have reasonably known of the condition
  • The difficulty level in taking precautions against the injury
  • Control of the owner over property condition 

Damages You Can Recover in a Fresno Premises Liability Lawsuit

In a premises liability lawsuit, you can seek damages for economic and noneconomic losses. Economic damages include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Property damage

Compensation for non-economic damages is usually awarded to cover the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish 
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life

In cases where the negligent party’s actions were particularly egregious, you may also be entitled to punitive damages through a Fresno premises liability lawsuit.

Our Trusted Premises Liability Lawyers are Here to Give You the Best Legal Advice and Support. Call Now.

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Fiore Legal understand that premises liability claims involve severe injuries and may prevent you from returning to work. Our attorneys understand the financial strain on you and will work diligently to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured on another’s property, you should act quickly and seek effective legal representation from the proven and competent premises liability attorneys at Fiore Legal. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 800-440-4157 or fill out this online contact form.

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