Premises liability claims are common legal actions, usually including the claim of some form of personal injury by the plaintiff. Typically the claims are defended vigorously by both the property owner and the responsible insurance company. That is why you need an experienced premises liability attorney.
Personal injury claims can get very complicated when all facts of the case are considered, as each fact can carry significant weight in determining liability. Even though an individual suffers an injury on a particular property does not mean winning the case will be automatic. The primary issue within all premises liability cases is one of responsibility. Determining who is responsible and obtaining compensation for you is where Rizio Law Firm’s experience is of great benefit to you.
If you or someone you love has been injured because a property owner failed to maintain his or her property or because he or she failed to place visible warning signs, contact Rizio Law Firm at 888-292-8888. Our experienced legal team will work with you to ensure that you get compensation for your injuries.
Types of Cases Our Premises Liability Lawyers Handle:
- Slip & Falls or Trip & Falls
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Dog Bites
- Retail Store Accidents
- Playground Accidents
- Trampoline Accidents
If you are injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have a claim against the property owner’s premises liability policy. Premises liability holds the owner and tenants liable for accidents that could have been prevented on their property. Failure to maintain the safety of a property that ultimately results in injury is a very serious offense. The following are some more details about premises liability cases.
Duty of Care
Property owners who keep their property in a good state of repair can often present evidence of this fact. While all property owners do have a general duty of care towards visitors or even residents on their property, those with good records and reasonable presentation of proper upkeep can defend negligence claims concerning maintenance. Negligence is usually an issue that an experienced attorney will attempt to address because it is not sufficient to win the case based on the fact that an injury occurred. There must always be an element of negligence on the part of the property owner stemming from a valid duty of care.
While negligence on the part of the respondent is necessary, the court will be specifically concerned about the level of that particular neglect. If there is an insurance company involved, this will be a primary argument point for them as well. The problems for the plaintiff at this stage will be the percentage of comparative negligence that the defendants can successfully argue to the court. Insurance company adjusters are professional negotiators that understand what factors can impact the total value of a personal injury claim, even when the claim is valid. When it is apparent that a settlement will be necessary, the next component of defense becomes shifting blame onto the plaintiff. Having an experienced premises liability attorney means you will have a professional negotiator as well who understands how to contest the claims of the responsible parties. The lower your personal comparative negligence percentage, the more value your claim will have regarding financial damages.
If you are in Southern California and have suffered personal injury, contact Rizio Law Firm at 1-888-292-8888 or contact us online, and we’ll begin assessing your case during a free initial consultation.