Under California’s “premises liability” laws, property owners have an obligation to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. This includes:
- Performing safety inspections
- Repairing dangerous conditions
- Warning of dangerous conditions
Under California premises liability law, if you are injured on somebody else’s property as a result of a dangerous condition, you are entitled to financial compensation to recover the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Emotional distress
- Other related damages
At Pimentel Law, we specialize in helping you maximize your compensation. If you are looking for a California “slip and fall lawyer,” we’ve got you covered. Schedule a free consultation with us today to learn your rights.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation Even if You Were Partially at Fault
California follows the comparative fault rule, which means that the victim of negligence may still recover money damages even when they are partially to blame for the incident. In such a case, the amount of money awarded to the victim is reduced by whatever percentage they are at fault. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 in damages arising from a slip and fall, but finds that you were 50% to blame for the incident, your total award would be $50,000.
Here are some of the most common causes of California premises liability injuries:
- Falling, slipping or tripping on a substance or object
- Defective flooring, stairs, walkways or sidewalks
- Dangerous structures, including pools and yards
- Improperly maintained facilities
- Inadequate security
Injury on Private Property
California premises liability law as it pertains to private property, such as businesses or residences, is governed by California Civil Code § 1714 (a), which states that landowners are responsible for injuries caused as a result of their lack “of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property.”
Injury on Public Property
When it comes to public property however, government buildings and parks, California premises liability is governed by California Government Code § 835, which imposes a similar legal responsibility to that of private property owners.
We Are Here to Help
As California slip and fall lawyers with years of experience, Pimentel Law can handle your premises liability case no matter the size of the property owner and whether the land is held privately or by the government.
We are based in Pasadena, serve all of Southern California and represent clients from all walks of life.
Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your situation. You may also want to take a look at our Catastrophic Injuries page or check out our blog for informative articles on a variety of personal injury topics.