Premise Liability Accident
Have you or a loved one been involved in a premises liability accident in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley or elsewhere in California? If so, it is important to get in contact with an experienced Los Angeles premises liability lawyer at Walch Law that can help!
For over 40 years our California personal injury lawyers have been handling premises liability claims. A premise liability claim occurs when you are injured on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the owner or operator of the premises.
Types of premise liability claims include:
- Slip and fall claims
- Trip and fall claims
- Burn injuries, or
- Other injuries occurring on another’s property
Getting injured on someone else’s property, such as slipping on a mystery substance in a grocery store, tripping over an exposed wire on a walkway, or falling from a staircase, does not automatically impose liability (or fault) on the property owner. In order to obtain a financial recovery for the loss, it must be shown that the owner or operator of the premises was negligent.How to Show Negligence
This negligence can be shown in various ways, including showing that the owner or operator of the premises did not properly clean, supervise, or maintain the premises. Let’s take for example, a slip and fall at a grocery store. First off, it is not enough in a slip and fall case at a grocery store to show that there was a hazard and a person slipped on it. What if another customer at the store caused the hazard only moments before the injury and the store employees had no knowledge or opportunity to fix it? Therefore, it is necessary to show that either the store created the hazard, or the store knew about it and did not fix it, or that the store should have known about it.
Next, whether the premises owner/operator knows of or created a hazard can be shown through investigation, analysis of the evidence, and discovery, including the taking of depositions. In the case of a supermarket, to show that the store should have known about a hazard, often it is necessary to litigate the case and obtain the store’s “sweep sheets” through discovery. These “sweep sheets” should show how frequently the store monitors, inspects and cleans its aisles. If the store does not maintain its aisles on a reasonable basis, the store may be liable.Get Help From a Skilled Attorney
Premises liability cases can be very tricky, and it is often necessary to hire an experienced Los Angeles premisis liability lawyer to help you obtain the recovery that you deserve. You will want someone who understands premise liability accidents and has the skills to identify how the facts of your case prove premise liability. The personal injury attorneys at Walch law have the knowledge and experience to help you with your case and will work hard to help maximize the recovery you get for your injuries. To set up a FREE case consultation with a member of our team, contact us at 866-465-8792.