Premises Liability

Premises Liability Lawyers in Encino

Ensure Property Owners & Managers Are Held Responsible

Under California law, all property owners are legally obligated to keep their properties safe, and if someone is injured due to the property owner’s failure to do so, the owner may be liable under premises liability law. These injuries can range from the relatively minor to the tragic and irreparable. If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries to help you deal with medical bills, lost wages, or other damages associated with the accident. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, including the San Fernando Valley, the highly-regarded Encino premises liability attorneys at Vahdat & Associates are here to help and protect you.

Contact us today at (888) 523-1698 to begin with a free initial consultation with a Encino premises liability attorney at Vahdat & Associates.

What Exactly Is Premises Liability?

If you were injured on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, then you may have a premises liability case. If the property owner or manager fails to use the required care to maintain the property, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Premises liability refers to the concept that any owner who allows others onto their property is required to employ “reasonable care” in the maintenance of that property in order to avoid any preventable injuries to the people on that property.

These injuries can include:

  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Pool accidents
  • Campus injuries
  • Negligent security
  • Asbestos or lead-related illness (for renters)
  • Amusement park injuries

Why Hire a Premises Liability Attorney?

Since these cases often involve public, municipal, or business entities, they can become very complex, as there are different legal and insurance requirements depending on the property. We at Vahdat & Associates have extensive experience in premises liability cases and are uniquely equipped to guide you through the process of a premises liability case. It is imperative that you speak with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process and help you understand your legal rights when it comes to premises liability law.

Slip & Fall Accidents

If a property owner allows the walking surfaces on their property to become slippery, defective, or otherwise dangerous, this can lead to someone suffering a slip and fall accident. These accidents can be caused by wet floors, debris, spills, ice or snow, cracks, uneven surfaces, defective flooring or stairs, or loose carpeting. Sadly, it is estimated that more than one million people go to the emergency room for such accidents every year.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep their property free of these risks, and if they do not do so, it is considered an act of negligence. If you believe a property owner or a business employee reasonably should have known about the hazard that caused your accident, you may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit in Los Angeles.

While many of us think of slip and fall accidents as nothing more than a bruise and public embarrassment, it is important to remember that many serious injuries result from these accidents. For instance, serious fractures and brain injuries can result from a slip and fall accident. For elderly people, a slip and fall accident could lead to a hip fracture, which could be fatal. And the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. is falling.

If you are the victim of any slip and fall accident that resulted in an injury, we urge you to contact our personal injury offices so that an experienced slip and fall lawyer can help you navigate the premises liability landscape and ensure you receive the maximum monetary compensation you may be entitled to.

Los Angeles Negligent Security Case Attorneys

In addition, there is a special legal principle called “negligent security” that covers victims of violent crimes under the premises liability law. This principle states that property owners’ responsibility to keep their property safe from preventable dangers also includes the danger of a violent crime being committed. This may include providing secure door locks, proper lighting, or security guards. Failure to do so, if it results in someone being the victim of a violent crime, may mean that the property owner can be held liable for the victim’s damages.

What Is Involved in a Premises Liability Case?

Due to the nature of premises liability cases, each case is unique. However, every case will involve:

  • Demonstrating that a property owner owed the victim a duty of care. By default, all public and private premises are considered to owe all persons “invited” onto their property a duty of care. This does not, however, apply to trespassers.
  • Showing that a defective and preventable condition existed on the property, whether the owner knew about it or should have known about it, including uneven flooring, slippery surfaces, poor lighting, etc.
  • Proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the specific dangerous condition on the property directly led to the victim’s injuries.
  • Demonstrating that the victim suffered damages as a result of this accident.

If you believe you were the victim of an accident that could fall under the premises liability laws, make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles to determine if you have grounds to file a claim against the property owner or any other parties.

One of our experienced premises liability attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, identify the appropriate defendant(s), and make certain that you receive the maximum recovery for damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability expenses

At Vahdat & Associates, we have a proven success in providing personal injury litigation to our clients that will win your case. We have recovered millions in financial compensation for victims of personal injury cases. Our team includes some of the most highly motivated Encino premises liability lawyers in the area. We are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights to fair compensation for their premises liability accidents and to holding negligent property owners accountable.

Call our highly-regarded team of premises liability attorneys in Encino at (888) 523-1698 for a free consultation. Vahdat & Associates is ready to help you.

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