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Premises Liability

Roseville Premises Liability Attorney

Helping You Recover Compensation from the Negligent Property Owner

When you visit a store, restaurant, or other business, you expect to be safe. You also expect to be safe when you visit a friend’s home or go to a public park. Unfortunately, property owners and managers do not always take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their guests. When this happens, people can be seriously injured.

If you were hurt on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our Roseville premises liability lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. We have been serving the community since 1990 and have a proven track record of success. Our team is prepared to fight for you.

Call us today at (916) 318-3988 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our premises liability attorney in Roseville. We are available to take your call 24/7.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners and managers responsible for certain injuries that occur on their properties. In California, property owners and managers have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises. This means they must take certain precautions to ensure that their properties are free from hazards and that guests are not at an unreasonable risk of harm.

There are three main types of visitors under California premises liability law:

  • Invitees: These are people who are invited onto the property for the financial benefit of the property owner. Examples include customers at a store or restaurant.
  • Licensees: These are people who are invited onto the property for non-financial reasons. Examples include social guests at a private home.
  • Trespassers: These are people who are on the property without permission. Property owners and managers generally do not owe a duty of care to trespassers, but they cannot intentionally harm them.

Property owners and managers owe the highest duty of care to invitees, followed by licensees, and then trespassers. However, they must still take reasonable precautions to ensure that all visitors are safe from harm.

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases can arise from a wide range of incidents. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we handle all types of premises liability cases, including those involving:

  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Staircase accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Assaults due to inadequate security
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective conditions on the property
  • And more

These and other types of premises liability cases can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. In the most tragic cases, premises liability accidents can be fatal. If you lost a loved one in a premises liability accident, our Roseville premises liability attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim.

Proving Premises Liability

In California, to succeed in a premises liability lawsuit, you typically need to prove the following elements:

  1. Duty of Care: The property owner or occupier owed a duty of care to the injured person. This duty varies based on the visitor's status (invitee, licensee, or trespasser) and the circumstances surrounding the visit.
  2. Breach of Duty: The property owner breached that duty of care by either creating a hazardous condition, failing to fix a known hazard, or failing to warn visitors about a danger that they should have known about.
  3. Causation: The hazardous condition directly caused the injury or damage suffered by the plaintiff. It must be shown that the dangerous condition was a substantial factor in causing the harm.
  4. Notice: For a plaintiff to hold a property owner liable for injuries caused by a dangerous condition, the plaintiff may need to prove that the property owner had either actual or constructive notice of the hazardous condition. This means the owner knew about the dangerous condition or reasonably should have known about it.
  5. Damages: The plaintiff suffered actual damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other losses, due to the injury caused by the hazardous condition on the premises.

Evidence such as photographs, witness testimonies, incident reports, maintenance records, and property inspection records can be crucial in proving these elements in a premises liability case. It's important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in California?

In California, the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits is generally two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is important to speak to a premises liability lawyer in Roseville as soon as possible.

How Our Roseville Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help

After an accident on private or public property, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, the property owner’s insurance company is not on your side. The insurance company will do everything it can to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all.

At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our Roseville premises liability attorney can help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. We can handle all communication with the insurance company and can negotiate for a favorable settlement on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to court.

Call us today at (916) 318-3988 or contact us online to get started with your free case review.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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