A Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney Will Fight for Your Compensation
Property owners and property managers, and occupiers must keep their property safe for people that are there legally. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s failure to keep their property secure, a Los Angeles premises liability attorney at Culver Legal is here to assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve.
California Premises Liability Law
In California, premises liability law is governed by the California Code of Civil Procedure 1714. The code states, “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” This means, in order to recover for injuries received on another’s property, the victim must be able to show all four of the following elements:
- The defendant is the owner, occupier, or lessor of the property and owed the victim a duty of care
- The defendant was negligent in either the use or maintenance of the property, therefore violating their duty of care
- The defendant’s negligence contributed, at least in part, to the harm caused to the victim
- The victim suffered real harm
The “duty of care” standard is based upon what a reasonable property owner, occupier, or lessor would have done under similar circumstances.
Examples of Premises Liability Accidents In Los Angeles
Some of the more commonly seen premises liability accidents include:
- Slip & fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Dog attack injuries
- Elevator injuries
- Waterpark injuries
- Amusement park injuries
Sometimes the injuries sustained in these accidents are catastrophic in nature. Also, should these injuries result in death, the loved ones of the deceased may be able to bring a wrongful death action.
Damages in a Los Angeles Premises Liability Accident
There are various types of damages you may be able to recover for an injury incurred on another’s property, including economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are easily proven, as they are the financial loss experienced by the victim due to the accident. They include:
- Lost wages, both current and future
- All medical costs incurred due to the accident, both past, present, and expected future costs
Non-economic damages do not have a set monetary value and vary widely depending on the circumstances of each particular case. They may include:
- Emotional distress caused by the accident
- Damages for pain and suffering caused by the accident
- Limb loss
Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure 3294, in cases where there is “clear and convincing evidence the defendant has been guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice,” the plaintiff may recover punitive damages.
Let A Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney At Culver Legal Assist You
If you have suffered an injury due to another’s negligence in keeping their property safe, contact our firm today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We offer the representation you can count on with our extensive experience coupled with an open line of communication. We can be reached at 1-310-600-7881 or on our contact page.