Premises Liability attorneys in Beverly Hills
Were you injured on another person's property because it was not properly maintained? Did you suffer extensive injuries after slipping on a public sidewalk that was cracked or uneven? If so, you should reach out to the Beverly Hills premises liability lawyers at Tenants Law Firm today because you may be entitled to damages.
Property owners must keep their land as well as the buildings on it maintained and safe for visitors. Unfortunately, it is all too common for someone to get injured on another person's property because it is negligently maintained. At Tenants Law Firm, we believe that a property owner should be held accountable when their negligence leads to injury. And, our dedicated, skilled premises liability attorneys are not afraid to fight to obtain a settlement or judgment on behalf of our clients. If you hire us, we will protect your best interests and legal rights as well as pursue the maximum amount of damages on your behalf.
What Is Premises Liability in California?
Property owners and managers must utilize reasonable care to keep the premises safe, and this duty arises out of their possession of the land alone. Where the owner does not keep the premises safe, there is a legal liability - known as premises liability - for want of ordinary care or management of the property.
What Are Premises Liability Laws in California?
Premises liability cases typically rely on the theory of negligence, so to win one of these cases, the injured person must prove the following four elements:
The person responsible for the injury (the defendant) exercised control over the premises at the time of the accident;
The defendant did not use reasonable care to protect the safety of the people on the property;
The person filing the premises liability claim (the plaintiff), or a surviving family member of the plaintiff, was harmed or injured;
The defendant's negligent behavior was a substantial factor in causing the plaintiff's injuries.
It is not enough to prove some of the elements of negligence; a preponderance of the evidence must establish each one of the four elements. If the plaintiff can only prove three of the four elements, then they will not be able to recover any damages. However, by hiring an experienced premises liability attorney, it is possible to improve your chances of successfully proving a premises liability lawsuit.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
The theory of premises liability is a standard argument in many different types of personal injury cases that we represent at Tenants Law Firm, including:
Dog bites and dangerous dogs
Swimming pool accidents
Snow and ice accidents
Slip and fall accidents
Amusement park accidents
Elevator and escalator accidents
Inadequate maintenance of the premises
Defective conditions on the premises
Insufficient building security
Water leaks or flooding
Toxic fumes or chemicals
Hidden extension cords
Loose or broken floors, sidewalks, steps, or stairs
Whatever the circumstances of your case, at Tenants Law Firm, we are here to help you demand justice.
How Tenants Law Firm Can Help You Today
If you were injured on another person's property and want just compensation, the Tenants Law Firm is the right place for you. We understand that the financial impact of a premises liability accident can be staggering, with accident-related expenses adding up to thousands or even millions of dollars. We believe that when someone else's negligence caused your injury, you should not have to pay these bills out of your pocket. If you were invited on to another's property and injured while lawfully on that property, you are eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit. Furthermore, the property owner's general liability policy might pay for any damages.
In our extensive experience, however, most property owners and insurance companies deny liability even when it seems obvious they are in the wrong. Insurance companies will try to avoid paying injured victims at all costs, no matter how many high-priced attorneys they have to pay. And, because they are aware that the average premises liability accident victim is inexperienced with the legal process, they take advantage of that fact. Therefore, insurance companies often use aggressive tacts or delay case proceedings in an attempt to get victims to drop their claims or settle for less money. Ideally, victims would always get the compensation they deserve, but unfortunately, that rarely happens without an experienced attorney.
You do not have to go it alone after a premises liability accident, and you do not have to settle for less than you deserve. Hiring a lawyer will not only help soothe your anxiety through the grueling legal process, it makes smart financial sense. Without an experienced Beverly Hills premises liability attorney, it is more likely the other side will take advantage of you and pay you less than you deserve. We have seen first-hand the devastating financial strain placed on people involved in these cases, especially those who have not hired legal representation, and we do not want that to happen to you.
Please do not let the other side take advantage of you, and contact the Tenants Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation. To do this, simply fill out our form below (by clicking the Contact Us button) with specific details about the incident, and we will contact you. It is essential to act fast and contact our experienced legal team today for a free consultation on how to best move forward on your case.