Did you know that all property owners – residential or commercial – are legally obliged to keep their premises in a safe condition? If you or a loved one have been injured due to negligence of this responsibility, our Inglewood premises liability attorney could ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Around 1 in 10 personal injury lawsuits in the United States relate to premises liability, so you can be sure that an attorney from the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg possesses the legal experience and knowledge required to obtain the best possible outcome from your case.
Although premises liability lawsuits are so common, a lot of people are unaware that they may be entitled to claim compensation following an accident. If you have any reason to believe you may be eligible, we would strongly recommend that you speak with one of our lawyers as soon as possible.
Proving Negligence in a Premises Liability Claim
The key to any personal injury case is proving negligence. You may think this would be an easy task, but that is not always the case. There are three main aspects that your Inglewood premises liability attorney will need to prove in your case, which are:
- The property owner or manager created the unsafe conditions that caused your injury
- The property owner or manager was aware of the conditions and failed to fix them
- The dangerous condition has been present for an extended period of time, enough time for the property owner or manager to have remedied the problem
These elements will be crucial to proving negligence in a premises liability case. Another aspect of a premises liability case is proving that you were meant to be on the property. Other aspects include:
- The property owner permitted you to be in the location where the accident happened
- The property owner did not disclose the dangers of the area to you
- You were injured, or a loved one died as a result of the negligent actions
- The injury or death can be directly connected to the property owner’s negligent actions
- Injuries were severe enough that damages could be sought
These elements must be proven for a successful premises liability case. You may think that this is simple and that you can do this independently. The reality is that these cases can often be complex, requiring the help of an Inglewood premises liability attorney. Property owners owe you a duty of care when you enter their property, and they must ensure that the property is maintained correctly so that no one is injured as a result. It is crucial that you obtain photos of the dangerous area and take measurements of the hazardous condition. You could also get all the contact info for any witnesses.
Examples of Premises Liability Lawsuits in Inglewood, Los Angeles County
Any accident which occurs on public or private property and results in serious injury or wrongful death could be covered by premises liability law. We have gained significant experience in winning all manner of these cases over the past three decades, with some of the most common scenarios tending to include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Tripping hazards
- Wet floors
- Bar fights
- Construction site accidents
- Falling objects
- Exposed wires
- Poorly maintained entrances or walkways
- Faulty doors or elevators
- Hotel or school accidents
- Negligent security
In addition to having numerous potential causes, premises liability accidents can also happen in a wide range of locations, including but not limited to:
- Private residential property
- Sports facilities
- Grocery stores
- Public pavements
- Schools and other educational facilities
- Hospitals and other medical centers
- Concert or sporting event venues
- Parking lots
The list is almost endless, and we could continue, but, in brief, you should consult our Inglewood premises liability attorneys if you have sustained any form of injury due to any hazard or dangerous condition.
Injuries Caused by Premises Accidents
Being injured on someone else’s property can be a traumatic experience. The last thing you expect is to be severely injured while visiting your family, and friends, or even while doing groceries. The sad reality is that many premise accidents can lead to severe injuries, such as:
- Severe burns
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Dislocated or broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
If these injuries sound severe, it’s because they are, and this Inglewood premises liability attorney can tell you that these injuries require extensive medical treatment and can take years to recover from in some cases. There have been cases in which a loved one passes away due to the negligent actions of a property owner. This can not only be considered a premise liability case, but also a wrongful death case. It will be up to our Inglewood premises liability attorney from the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg to determine the best legal route to take when a loved one passes.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an Attorney Today
While the owner of the premises on which your accident took place should hold valid insurance, the reality is that their insurance company will be concerned with minimizing their own losses, rather than awarding a full and fair settlement to you. An attorney from the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, on the other hand, will focus entirely on fighting for your legal rights and ensuring you recover every cent that you deserve.
As we work on building the strongest possible case on your behalf, with a view to maximizing the compensation you receive, some of the tasks we will undertake include:
- Investigating all aspects of the case, including circumstances leading to your injuries
- Determining liability, and proving that the premises owner was liable
- Evaluating the full financial value of your injuries and related losses and expenses
It is essential to act fast as there is a statute of limitations in which you have to file a claim. If you do not file a claim within this time frame, you may lose your legal right to obtain compensation for your damages related to the accident. To discuss the specifics of your individual case with an expert Inglewood premises liability lawyer, schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today at 310-997-0904.