Santa Clarita Premises Liability Lawyer

Representing Individuals Injured in Premises Liability Accidents in the SCV

If you are injured on another person’s property, whether it is public property owned by a government entity or private property owned by your neighbor, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Premises liability covers a wide range of potential cases and requires a skilled attorney to get the recovery you deserve. The legal team at Injured 661 provides representation for individuals injured on other people’s property throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Premises liability is a complex area of law. In order to get the maximum compensation available in your case, you need an experienced Santa Clarita premises liability lawyer. Call (661) 917-2224 for a free, no-obligation case consultation.

What Is Premises Liability?

California law imposes liability on individuals who own, lease, occupy or control property where someone is harmed due to their negligence in the use or maintenance of the property.  In order to prove liability under this theory of negligence, California Civil Jury Instructions require that you show:
  1. The property was owned, leased, occupied, or controlled by the defendant;
  2. The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property;
  3. You suffered harm; and
  4. The defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing your harm.
Under California Civil Code section 1714(a), individuals who own, lease, occupy, or control a property owe a duty of care to avoid exposing others to a risk of injury. When property owners breach that duty resulting in harm to another person, they must be held responsible.

What Types of Cases Do You Handle?

Our Santa Clarita premises liability lawyers handle most cases where someone is seriously injured or killed on private or public property. A premises liability case can require extensive litigation. It is always recommended that you have your case reviewed by an attorney if you are injured on another person’s land or at their business. Examples of premises liability cases include:
  • Slip and fall cases
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Lack of security
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Escalator or elevator accidents

What Are Common Causes of Premises Liability Accidents?

Any time that a person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls property fails to keep people reasonably safe from harm, they may be liable for resulting injuries. No matter the situation, if you are injured on another person’s property, you should consult with a Santa Clarita premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Common causes of premises liability accidents include:
  • Building code violations
  • Poor lighting
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Lack of handrails or guardrails
  • Exposed wires or electrical
  • Uneven pavement or flooring
  • Negligently maintained stairs or steps
  • Inadequately secured animal
  • Balcony collapse
  • Slippery, wet floors

What Should I Do If I Was Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

If you were injured on someone else’s property in the Santa Clarita Valley, you need to notify the person in control of the property. Seek medical treatment immediately for your injuries. Delaying treatment could limit your right to recovery. When you are able, collect evidence from the accident site. If you can, take pictures at the store or place where you were injured. Contact our office to discuss your case with a Santa Clarita premises liability lawyer. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and we can help ensure that you receive the maximum recovery allowed by law. Without the help of an attorney, you may end up settling for less than your case is worth.

Where Can Premises Liability Cases Occur?

Premises liability cases can occur on private or public property. To recover damages, you must file a claim against the person who owns or controls the property. It can be difficult to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. Our skilled litigators will hold all liable parties accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing. Premises liability claims can be brought for injuries that occur:
  • At another person’s home
  • On government property
  • At a bar or restaurant
  • On a college or university campus
  • At your place of employment
  • At a retail store (grocery store, department store, Walmart, Target, Costco, etc.)
  • On a playground
These are only a few locations where premises liability can be brought against a negligent property owner. If you are unsure whether you have a valid claim for damages, contact our office to speak with a Santa Clarita premises liability lawyer.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim Based on Premises Liability?

Under most circumstances, you have two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failure to bring a lawsuit within the statute of limitations can bar your right to recovery. There are limited exceptions to this rule.  You should always contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss your opportunity to recover damages against a negligent property owner.

Why Hire an Attorney?

If you are injured on another person’s property, an attorney can help ensure that you receive the most extensive recovery possible in your case. Filing a claim based on premises liability can be difficult. You not only need to find out who should be held liable, but you have to prove that they breached their duty of care which ultimately caused your injury.  At Injured 661, our Santa Clarita premises liability lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims and their families. We believe that it takes dedicated, passionate representation to get people the money they deserve. 

Injured in the SCV? Contact Injured 661 for a Free Consultation!

If you were injured on another person’s property in the SCV, contact our office for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys know what it takes to win premises liability cases and will work hard to maximize your compensation. You never pay any fees unless we win your case! Call (661) 917-2224 or fill out our online contact form to speak directly with a Santa Clarita premises liability lawyer. Our attorneys can help you get the justice you deserve. We are proud to serve all of the Santa Clarita area including Newhall, Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus and beyond.

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If you've injured due to another's negligence, reaching out to a personal injury attorney in a timely manner is one of the best things you can do for the best chance of being awarded financial compensation. Contact our team today for free legal help. There are no fees unless we win your case! 

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