Fontana Premises Liability Attorney | Premises Liability Lawsuit
If you have been injured on other’s property because of negligence or duty of care, it is necessary to talk with Fontana premises liability lawyer. Call us today at 323-477-1415.
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Fontana Premises Liability Attorney

Fontana premises liability attorneys represent people who have sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to dangerous conditions. In California, property owners and those responsible for property maintenance and conditions have a duty to keep their premises safe for guests and visitors on the property. Common premises liability cases include slip and falls, dog attacks, negligent security, swimming pool accidents, elevator accidents, and escalator accidents.

Premises liability and insurance companies

Attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm, APC know that insurance companies are typically involved in dangerous property condition cases. Our attorneys work with insurance companies on a regular basis and are familiar with their settlement negotiation tactics. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible for claims, which means that unrepresented plaintiffs often do not receive the full compensation that they deserve. Injury victims should have a premises liability attorney who is experienced in negotiating with insurance companies to make sure that they receive a full and fair compensation.

Proving premises liability claims

In order to prove premises liability, the plaintiff must first show that the defendant owned, controlled, or was otherwise responsible for the condition of the premises. Second, the plaintiff must show that the defendant was negligent in the use or care of his property. And finally, the plaintiff must prove that he or she was injured as a result of the defendant’s negligence.

Premises liability defenses

See below for commonly raised defenses to premises liability claims.

  • The defendant gave the injured guest warning or notice of the dangerous condition and the guest was negligent in failing to avoid the dangerous condition after notification.
  • The dangerous condition was so open and obvious that it served as a warning to the guest and the guest was negligent in failing to avoid the condition.
  • The guest knew about the dangerous condition and assumed the risk of injury.
  • It was not reasonably foreseeable that a guest would be on the property in the same manner as the guest when he or she was injured.
  • The defendant will often argue that he or she was not aware of the dangerous property condition and that there was not sufficient time to discover and remediate the dangerous condition before the plaintiff was injured.
  • The criminal conduct that injured the guest was not reasonably foreseeable. For example, if a guest was injured as a robbery victim in a well lit retail parking lot and similar crimes had not previously been committed in that location, the property owner may claim that the robbery was not reasonably foreseeable. On the other hand, if the robbery occurred in a dark retail parking lot and similar crimes had previously been committed there, it would be hard for the defendant to claim that the robbery was not reasonably foreseeable.

Premises liability cases can be complicated and proving liability is even more complicated without an experienced attorney. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on someone else’s property, contact a Fontana premises liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a consultation by calling us at 323-477-1415.

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At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.