Pursuing Justice After Premises Injury

If you've suffered an injury on someone else's property in Los Angeles, it's essential to uncover all the facts surrounding your case to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. At Fiore Legal, our experienced premises liability attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and securing the maximum monetary compensation available under the law for your injuries and losses. Don't let negligent property owners or managers get away with putting your well-being at risk. Contact Fiore Legal today to start building a solid case for justice.

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Property Owner's Duty of Care in Los Angeles

Under premises liability law in California, liability for injuries caused by another's negligence is defined in the California Civil Code 1714. This legal concept holds property owners responsible for ensuring their property is free from hazardous conditions by conducting regular inspections. Property owners must repair, replace, or provide adequate warning about any dangerous conditions on their property. In short, property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of their visitors and guests.

Property owners can be considered negligent if they fail to address hazardous conditions or provide adequate warning to others. However, this only applies if the property owner was aware of or should have been aware of the dangerous condition. In other words, property owners cannot be held liable for conditions they were unaware of or had no reasonable way of knowing about.

How to Determine the Negligence of Los Angeles Property Owners for Your Injury

The level of risk and harm dictate a property owner’s responsibility for a dangerous condition. A Los Angeles court may find an owner to be negligent in the use and maintenance of the property under the following conditions:

  • Unreasonable risk of harm associated with a dangerous condition on the property
  • The owner should have exercised reasonable care if they knew about it
  • The owner failed to warn, remedy, or prevent the condition

For instance, a retail store with wet floors creates unreasonable, dangerous conditions for customers. The store owner can be held liable if they do not post any signs to warn customers or clean up the spill.

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Who are the Potential Defendants if You Get Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Typically, the property owner is the primary defendant in premises liability lawsuits. However, you can also sue the party controlling the property, such as the store manager or the property manager. The party in charge of the property can be held liable if an injury occurs since they are responsible for keeping all areas reasonably safe.

Any person who leases, rents, controls, or possesses the property can be held liable for injury caused on a property because of dangerous conditions. Property owners are not relieved of their duty of care by independent contractors, so the owner remains responsible even if the contractor fails to correct an unsafe condition that results in injury.

Similarly, employers can be held negligent for the actions of careless workers who fail to repair or warn visitors about hazardous conditions. Under California law, an agent is not necessarily held liable for their negligence. The principal can be held vicariously responsible for the agent’s negligence.

Legal Elements for Proving a Premises Liability Claim in Los Angeles

Under California Civil Code 1714, anyone in a managerial position can be held responsible for injuries sustained on a property. However, to prove that your injuries were a result of the property owner's negligence, you must demonstrate the following elements:

  • The property was owned, leased, occupied, or controlled by the defendant
  • The defendant did not reasonably maintain the property 
  • You suffered injuries
  • The defendant's negligence caused your injuries

Our skilled premises liability attorneys at Fiore Legal can help you build a strong case and hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions. Don't let someone else's negligence go unpunished. Contact us today to learn more.

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Get an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney in Los Angeles on Your Side

You deserve justice and fair compensation if you or a loved one has been injured due to unsafe property conditions in L.A. At Fiore Legal, our experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and securing the maximum payment possible for you and your family. We provide top-notch legal representation and will tirelessly advocate for personal injury victims. Best of all, we offer a free case evaluation to help you understand your legal options. Don't wait another day to seek the justice you deserve. Call us at 800-440-4157 or reach out to us online today.

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