Riverside property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for visitors and guests. Government entities, retail businesses, homeowners, landlords, and anyone else who is responsible for property or owns property in Riverside and across California must maintain their property and keep it safe from dangerous conditions. As Riverside premises liability attorneys know, when property owners are irresponsible with the maintenance and care of their property, innocent guests are sometimes injured and when that happens, those negligent property owners are responsible for their guests’ injuries and damages.
Premises liability injuries may be minor such as a twisted ankle caused by an uneven or cracked walkway or a scratch caused by a broken windowpane. Other times, premises liability injuries can be serious such as a head injury from a slip and fall or dog attack injuries. Recoverable damages for premises liability injuries may include medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred due to the injuries.
In a California premises liability case, property owners generally have a duty to use reasonable care in keeping their property in a safe condition. They also must use reasonable care to discover any unsafe conditions and repair and remediate those conditions so that guests on their property are not exposed to danger. Some factors that will be considered when looking at reasonable care include the following:
Sometimes an employee’s negligence is responsible for a dangerous condition that injures a guest. This may happen when an employee knows of a dangerous condition, such as a spill in a grocery store aisle, but fails to clean it up or otherwise alert someone of the danger so that it can be remediated. It can also happen when an employee causes the condition, such as leaving an obstruction in a walkway that a guest trips over. In these cases, when an employee creates or has knowledge of the condition, the employer will generally be liable for injuries caused by the dangerous condition.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries or damages due to negligent property care or any other type of personal injury claim, contact a Riverside premises liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC for a free consultation. Our attorneys will discuss the circumstances of your claim, injuries sustained, and recovery options. If someone else’s recklessness or negligence caused you to suffer injuries, they should be held accountable and you should be compensated.
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.