California Premises Liability Lawyers

Accidents can happen anywhere, from shopping centers and grocery stores to homeowner’s private property. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you might be facing medical bills, lost wages, and a lot of stress about your future. It’s not just about dealing with the pain; it’s about the worry that you won’t be able to afford the consequences of your injury.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we focus on helping people like you get the compensation they deserve. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Our team knows premises liability law and is ready to fight for you. We’ll handle the legal stuff so you can focus on getting better.

If you’re concerned about your injuries and how you will cover your expenses, it’s in your best interest to speak to a lawyer. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners and managers to maintain a safe environment for those who enter their property. When individuals suffer injuries due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, they may have grounds to file a premises liability claim.

Proving negligence is crucial in premises liability claims. To establish a successful case, it is necessary to demonstrate that the property owner or occupier failed to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the premises, resulting in the plaintiff’s injury. Negligence can be established through evidence such as lack of warning signs, failure to fix known hazards, or failure to provide adequate maintenance.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases include many types of incidents that can occur on someone else’s property. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we handle many types of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents can occur due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting.
  • Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Dog bites and animal attacks can result in serious injuries, including deep wounds, infections, and emotional trauma.
  • Inadequate Security Incidents: Inadequate security can lead to criminal acts such as assaults, robberies, or other violent incidents. Property owners must provide a safe environment for visitors and guests.

These are a few examples of cases that involve the liability of a property owner or manager. If you believe a property owner’s negligence caused your injury, seek legal help immediately.

California Premises Liability Laws

California premises liability laws impose a legal duty on property owners to maintain their premises in a safe condition and protect visitors from potential hazards. Property owners are responsible for taking reasonable care to prevent accidents and injuries on their property.

In premises liability cases in California, the concept of comparative negligence applies. Comparative negligence means that the court will consider the actions of both the property owner and the injured party when determining liability. If the injured party is found to be partially at fault for their own injuries, their compensation may be reduced accordingly.

Proving Premises Liability

When pursuing a premises liability case in California, it is crucial to understand the elements of negligence that need to be proven. To establish premises liability, the following elements must be demonstrated:

  • Duty of care: The property owner or occupier owed a duty of care to the injured party.
  • Breach of duty: The property owner or occupier breached their duty of care by failing to maintain safe conditions or warn of potential hazards.
  • Causation: The breach of duty directly caused the injuries or damages suffered by the injured party.
  • Damages: The injured party suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages.

Gathering sufficient evidence is essential to supporting a premises liability claim. This includes documenting the incident, photographing the hazardous condition, and obtaining witness statements. Relevant maintenance records, surveillance footage, or any other evidence that can establish negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier may also be necessary.

In premises liability lawsuits, expert witnesses often play a crucial role in establishing liability. These individuals possess specialized knowledge and experience in specific fields related to the case, such as building code compliance, safety regulations, or slip and fall accidents. Expert witnesses provide professional opinions that can strengthen a premises liability claim and help prove negligence by the property owner or occupier.

Compensation in Premises Liability Cases

In premises liability cases in California, victims may be entitled to compensation for damages. These damages can help cover the financial losses and emotional distress experienced due to the accident.

Victims can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Many factors are considered when determining the compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. These factors include the severity of the injuries, the cost of medical treatments, the length of recovery time, and any long-term effects on the victim’s ability to work.

Helping Clients With Premises Liability Claims Across Northern California

Our team is proud to represent Northern California residents in injury claims. With more than four decades of experience, we’re here to support you and your loved ones throughout your premises liability claim.

Our Modesto Office

Berg Injury Lawyers has an office located at 1317 Oakdale Rd. Suite 500, Modesto, CA 95355. If you need help holding a negligent property owner accountable, get in touch with our Modesto premises liability lawyers today.

Our Sacramento Office

You can find visit our Sacramento office at 2277 Watt Ave., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95825, or simply reach out to schedule your free consultation. Our Sacramento premises liability lawyers are here to help.

We also have office locations in Fresno and Alameda, and we serve communities throughout Northern California.

Contact Our California Premises Liability Lawyers

With a track record of successful settlements and verdicts, we have consistently achieved favorable outcomes for our clients. Our lawyers will work closely with you, providing you with the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, if you don’t win, you pay nothing. There’s also no cost or obligation to hire simply to speak to one of our lawyers. We call that our No Fee Guarantee®. Contact us today for a free consultation.