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Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorneys

Aggressive Premises Liability Claim Representation in Los Angeles, CA

If you've been injured due to an unsafe hazard on someone else's property, you may have the right to seek compensation. Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are safe for visitors and to warn them of any potential dangers that aren't immediately obvious. This encompasses a wide range of scenarios, from slips and falls due to unmarked wet floors to injuries caused by poorly maintained infrastructure. If these responsibilities are neglected and you get hurt as a result, the property owner could be considered negligent, and you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we are prepared to hold negligent party owners accountable and have been representing injury victims for over 25 years. Our firm has secured over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and now, our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers are ready to put our extensive experience, skills, and resources to work for you. We understand how to prove fault in these cases and will fight to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

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What Is Premises Liability? Do I Have a Case If I Was Injured on a Los Angeles Property?

Premises liability is a legal concept that pertains to personal injury cases where the injury occurred due to unsafe or defective conditions on someone's property. Fundamentally, it revolves around the property owner's legal responsibility to ensure their premises are reasonably safe for visitors. This area of law spans various types of properties, including homes, businesses, public spaces, and essentially any land or buildings that can host visitors. The core aspect of premises liability is the principle that property owners owe a duty of care to those who enter their property, a duty that varies depending on the visitor's legal status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.

For invitees – individuals who enter a property for business purposes, such as customers in a store – the owner's duty of care is at its highest. Property owners must actively inspect the property for potential hazards and take immediate action to correct dangerous conditions. Licensees, or guests who are on the premises for non-commercial reasons, are owed a slightly lesser duty of care, but owners must still warn them of known dangers. Trespassers – those on the property without permission – are owed the least duty of care, though specific rules, especially regarding children, can impose greater responsibilities on property owners to mitigate hazards that could attract and harm a child.

Proving liability in cases of injury due to hazardous conditions hinges on several critical factors. You must be able to demonstrate that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard, that the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to fix the danger or warn you, and that this negligence directly resulted in your injury. Legal nuances, such as the visitor's status and comparative negligence, can significantly influence the outcome of these cases, which is why you should not wait to seek the guidance of our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys. We know how to establish negligence when pursuing premises liability claims, can assess the facts of your situation, and can help you understand your legal options. 

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Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle in Los Angeles, CA

Our team at Carpenter & Zuckerman is equipped to handle a wide variety of premises liability claims. Each scenario carries unique challenges and legal considerations, whether it involves a slip and fall at a supermarket, an injury at a private residence, or an accident on a public playground. We tailor our approach based on the circumstances of your case, considering factors such as the legal status of the injured party at the time of the accident, the type of hazard involved, and the property owner's actions or inactions.

Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can represent you in many types of cases, including those involving:

  • Slips and fallsThese occur when individuals are injured due to slipping, tripping, or falling as a result of unsafe conditions on the property. The culprits behind slip and fall accidents include (but are not limited to) wet floors without proper signage, loose carpeting, uneven sidewalks, and poorly lit stairwells. Victims can suffer a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises and scrapes to more severe outcomes like fractures, head injuries, or even chronic conditions resulting from the fall.
  • Dog bitesAnimal owners can be held liable if their failure to control or secure their pets results in a bite or attack. In California, owners may be held strictly liable if their dog bites someone, regardless of the animal's previous behavior or the owner's knowledge of its aggression. This means that even if the dog has never shown signs of aggression before, the owner can still be liable for injuries caused by their pet. Liability may be more complicated if the victim was trespassing at the time of the bite or if it can be demonstrated that they were provoking the animal before the attack.
  • Swimming pool accidents. Injuries or drownings that occur in improperly maintained or inadequately secured swimming pools can lead to premises liability claims. Property owners, including private homeowners, hotel managers, and public facility managers, bear the responsibility of ensuring their swimming areas adhere to stringent safety standards to prevent such tragedies. When accidents occur due to overlooked safety protocols or negligence, the property owner can be held liable for the injuries or fatalities that result.
  • Negligent security. The term “negligent security” refers to the failure of property owners or occupiers to provide adequate security measures that prevent foreseeable harm to individuals on their premises. This can include incidents such as assaults, robberies, and other criminal acts that could have been deterred with proper security. In California, property owners are legally obligated to ensure the safety of their premises by implementing reasonable security measures, especially in areas known for higher criminal activity. This duty encompasses a wide range of potential actions, including installing sufficient lighting in parking lots, employing security personnel, and maintaining locks or security systems.
  • Falling object accidents. These incidents typically occur when items improperly stored or unsecured fall and injure someone below. Property owners and operators are obligated to ensure that items are securely stored and that warning signs are in place if there's a risk of falling objects.
  • Toxic exposureProperty owners have a duty to manage and mitigate potential toxic hazards. A premises liability claim based on toxic exposure can arise when a property owner knowingly fails to disclose the presence of hazardous materials or inadequately controls or eliminates the risk, leading to health issues or injury. Victims may experience a variety of symptoms or conditions, from respiratory problems and allergic reactions to more severe, long-term health effects like neurological damage or cancer. These cases tend to be especially complex, as the health consequences will not generally make themselves apparent until months or years after the initial exposure. Our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys can help you navigate these difficult scenarios.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents. These accidents primarily result from mechanical failures or poor maintenance. The injuries sustained can range from minor bruises and lacerations to severe, life-altering injuries or even fatalities in the most tragic incidents. Property owners and managers have a strict duty to ensure that these conveyances are regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired by qualified professionals to prevent malfunctions. Additionally, clear and visible warnings should be placed to guide the safe use of elevators and escalators.
  • Fires and explosions. These catastrophic events can stem from various sources, including faulty wiring, gas leaks, improper storage of flammable materials, or neglect in adhering to fire safety codes and regulations. Landlords, property managers, and business owners are responsible for implementing and maintaining adequate fire safety measures to protect occupants and visitors. This responsibility includes regular inspections, installing fire detection and suppression systems, and ensuring clear evacuation routes.
  • Amusement park accidents. Amusement park facilities like Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Boomers are required to maintain strict safety standards due to the potential dangers posed by mechanical rides, water slides, and other attractions. Injuries at amusement parks can result from a variety of factors, including mechanical failure, operator negligence, poor maintenance, or the failure to properly instruct guests on safety procedures. When visitors are injured under these circumstances, the amusement park operator or owner can be held liable if it is proven that they failed to meet the required safety standards or were negligent in maintaining the premises.

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I Was Injured in an Escalator Accident at The Grove. Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?

If you’ve ever parked at The Grove’s massive garage, you know you will need to traverse several escalators to reach the ground level and access the rest of the mall. If you suffer an injury while riding one of these escalators, you could have a premises liability claim depending on the specifics of what happened and why. 

In other words, if The Grove’s failure to inspect, maintain, or repair their escalators resulted in an accident that caused you harm, you may have a case. You will also likely need to show that you were not doing anything reckless or using the escalator improperly at the time of the accident. Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can walk you through your legal options.

You owe our firm nothing unless we win your premises liability case, so do not hesitate to call (888) 484-2033 or contact us online today!

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