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Beverly Hills Premises Liability Attorneys

Results-Oriented Premises Liability Claim Representation in Beverly Hills, CA

Property owners and operators have a legal responsibility to ensure their properties are reasonably safe for visitors. When property owners and operators fail to meet this responsibility by neglecting to sufficiently address or warn visitors about potential safety hazards that later cause injury, they may become liable for those damages. In other words, if you were injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation and should get legal advice right away.

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we have been successfully representing personal injury victims for over 25 years, and we have secured over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts since 1995. Whether you suffered injuries in a slip and fall, an elevator accident, or a falling object incident, our experienced Beverly Hills premises liability lawyers are ready to fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. We have what it takes to win these cases, and our case results speak for themselves. 

Discuss your options for recovering damages with our Beverly Hills premises liability lawyers in a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (310) 273-1230 or contact us online to get started. Se habla español.

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How Does Premises Liability Work in Beverly Hills, CA?

If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be understandably trying to figure out if you have a case for recovering damages. Suffering injuries on another party’s property does not automatically entitle you to compensation in California, however. 

To win a premises liability case and secure compensation in Beverly Hills, you must be able to establish several elements. First, you must prove that the defendant owned, leased, occupied, or controlled the property. Then, you must show they owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident. Property owners and operators owe the highest duty of care to invitees, who enter a property for business purposes that mutually benefit both parties, such as customers in a store. Licensees are individuals allowed to enter the property for their own purposes, such as social guests. For licensees, owners are expected to fix known dangers and provide reasonable warnings but are not required to regularly inspect the property. Property owners and operators owe the lowest duty of care to trespassers who enter a property without any right or permission. Still, property owners and operators must make an effort to warn trespassers about known dangerous conditions if their presence can be reasonably anticipated.

Put simply, recovering compensation in a premises liability case tends to be much more straightforward if you were injured while visiting a property as an invitee or licensee. If you are confused about whether a property owner owed you a duty of care, we encourage you to discuss your situation with our Beverly Hills premises liability attorneys.

Next, you must be able to show that the defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property. Negligence is established by demonstrating that the property owner failed to exercise reasonable care to keep the property safe. This includes failing to repair hazardous conditions, not providing adequate warnings about potential dangers, or not conducting regular inspections to identify risky conditions. The standard of "reasonable care" is somewhat subjective and can vary depending on the specifics of the situation, but in most cases, you will need to establish the defendant knew or reasonably should have known about the safety hazard. If they did not know about the dangerous condition and could not have reasonably found out about it prior to your injury, you may not necessarily have a strong case.

You must show the dangerous condition directly led to your injuries. The simple existence of a safety hazard is not enough: You must demonstrate you suffered damages due to the defendant’s negligence. These damages can range from medical bills and lost wages due to missed work to emotional distress and pain and suffering. 

You do not have to build your premises liability case alone! Our team at Carpenter & Zuckerman knows what goes into a successful claim and can provide seasoned, compassionate guidance.

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Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle in Beverly Hills, CA

We have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in establishing liability in these cases. By conducting detailed investigations, including reviewing property maintenance records, analyzing accident reports, and consulting with experts in fields like property safety standards and medical care, we build compelling arguments to hold property owners accountable. Our commitment to achieving justice for our clients drives us to pursue the maximum compensation possible.

Our Beverly Hills premises liability lawyers can fight for you in many types of cases, including those involving:

  • Dog bites. Dog owners in California are generally held strictly liable for bite injuries and damages. This means that if you were bitten on the street, in a public park, in a parking lot, or in a store, you likely have a case so long as you were not trespassing or provoking the animal. It does not matter whether the dog has shown aggressive behavior in the past or if the owner was aware of such behavior. You do not usually need to prove negligence or fault on the part of the dog owner.
  • Negligent security. These cases often arise after violent crimes, including assaults and robberies, that could have been prevented with proper security protocols. The success of a negligent security claim in Beverly Hills hinges on establishing that the crime was foreseeable and that reasonable security measures would have likely prevented the incident. Foreseeability is assessed based on past crimes in or around the property, demonstrating a potential threat that the property owner should have been aware of. Additionally, you must be able to show that the property owner failed to act on this knowledge by neglecting reasonable security measures like adequate lighting, security personnel, surveillance cameras, or secure locks and entrances.
  • Slips and falls. Some prevalent causes of slips and falls include wet floors, loose or uneven flooring, poor lighting, and unsecured carpets or rugs. Property owners and operators are generally liable for injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents when it can be shown they were aware of the dangerous condition (or should have been aware through regular property maintenance and inspection) and failed to take appropriate actions to resolve the situation or provide adequate warning to prevent the accident. For example, if a spill in a clothing boutique is allowed to sit unaddressed for over an hour, and you become injured after slipping and falling on the slick surface, you may have a case.
  • Toxic exposure. This can include exposure to chemicals, gases, mold, lead paint, asbestos, or any other harmful material that poses a significant health risk. Property owners and operators can become liable for toxic exposure when it can be shown that they were aware – or should have reasonably been aware – of the toxic substance's presence and failed to take appropriate measures to remove the hazard or sufficiently warn those on the property of the potential risk.
  • Falling object accidents. These incidents can happen in a variety of settings, including retail stores where merchandise is stacked too high, construction sites where tools or materials are not properly secured, and office buildings where fixtures or ceiling tiles may become dislodged. The primary cause of falling object accidents is the failure to adhere to safety protocols, such as securing items that are placed above ground level and regularly inspecting areas where the risk of falling objects exists.
  • Swimming pool accidents. Inadequate supervision, insufficient safety barriers or fencing, slippery surfaces, defective pool equipment, and lack of proper safety signage can all lead to otherwise avoidable swimming pool accidents. Property owners and operators have a duty to ensure their pools are safe and comply with state and local safety regulations. For example, pool operators are required to install proper barriers around the pool to prevent children from accessing it unsupervised.
  • Fires and explosions. Property owners and operators can become liable for fire and explosion injuries if they occur due to a failure to adhere to fire safety regulations, improper storage of flammable materials, or inadequate maintenance of electrical systems and gas lines. For example, if a property owner neglects to replace faulty wiring or allows electrical systems to become outdated without proper inspection, they may be liable for any injuries that occur if a fire consequently breaks out. Similarly, storing flammable substances like gas and chemicals in a manner that does not comply with safety standards can lead to explosions, and property owners may be liable for injuries if these materials are ignited and harm visitors.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including mechanical failures, improper maintenance, or faulty operation. Mechanical failures may involve issues with the elevator or escalator's operating system, such as sudden stops or starts, door malfunctions, or unbalanced leveling with floors that lead to tripping hazards. Improper maintenance is another critical factor: Elevators and escalators require regular inspections and servicing to ensure all components are functioning correctly to prevent accidents. Faulty operation, which could involve the actions of an operator or the failure to properly instruct users on safe usage, also contributes to accidents. Property owners and operators can be held liable for elevator and escalator accidents when it can be proven that their negligence in maintaining or operating these conveyances contributed to the incident.

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I Slipped and Fell at the Beverly Hills Erewhon Market. Can I Pursue a Premises Liability Claim?

If you've suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at the Erewhon Market in Beverly Hills, you could potentially have a premises liability case. To successfully recover compensation, though, you must be able to prove that Erewhon Market was aware of or should have been aware of the hazardous condition that led to your fall and failed to address it adequately. You may also need to establish you were behaving responsibly and did not do anything reckless (such as running) in the moments before the fall.

Accident reports, maintenance and inspection records, photos of the accident scene, witness statements, and any available surveillance footage can be instrumental in proving the market's knowledge of the risk and their inaction. Our Beverly Hills pedestrian accident attorneys can help you gather and preserve evidence and prepare your claim for potential trial. We can also evaluate the facts and determine whether you have a strong case. If we believe the property owner is liable, we are prepared to help you seek maximum compensation. 

You owe our firm no legal fees unless we win your premises liability case, so explore your legal options today by calling (310) 273-1230 or contacting us online!

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