If you are injured on another person’s property or have an accident on public property, premises liability law holds the owner or manager of the property responsible for your injuries.
While this simplified definition of premises liability may seem straightforward, the law regarding injuries on another’s property can be very complicated.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States. More than 27,000,000 people visit American hospital emergency rooms annually, because of unintentional injuries like falls. Of those, over 21,000 people die as a result of a fall.
More often than not, the injuries and fatalities from slip/trip and falls occur because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property that may stem from negligence or lack of maintenance. Poor lighting, cracked walkways, broken stairs, and wet or slippery floors are all examples of preventable conditions that could lead to dangerous Los Angeles slip/trip and fall injuries.
When injuries occur on a property that is not the victim’s own, the property owner may be held liable for the premises liability injuries. The law dictates that the owner of the property must exercise reasonable care in the use, maintenance and management of his property so that others will not be exposed to unreasonable risk or harm.
The Premises Liability Attorneys at Lewitt Hackman have substantial experience in many different types of premises injuries.
Call us today to discuss the specifics of your accident. It is not always readily apparent when a premises liability claim exists. Our attorneys will know what questions to ask and how to proceed to insure the best possible result for your case. They can be reached via phone: 818.990.2120 or by e-mail.