You might qualify for a premises liability case if you:
- Were injured on public or private property
- Do not own the property you were injured on
- Were not notified of hazards on the premises, such as by a sign or announcement
- Would not have been injured if you were warned ahead of time
If your injury occurred on a property in Los Angeles, a Los Angeles premises liability lawyer can review your case and determine whether you have a viable chance at pursuing compensation. At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we work hard to shape our clients’ cases to be comprehensive and backed by evidence. We may be able to help you pinpoint who is liable for your injuries and related damages.
Call our firm at (888) 522-6291 to start the process today. The first call is free and includes a consultation with one of our team members.
The Property Owner or Manager May Be Held Liable for Your Damages
Premises liability cases apply to situations where a person sustains a preventable injury on someone else’s property. Generally speaking, property owners—in some cases, even managers—have a responsibility to keep guests and workers safe from harm when on their property, per California Civil Code (CIV) §1714. Despite these assertions, premises liability cases can be nuanced, and not every situation applies.
For example, according to CIV §846, property owners are not liable for injuries caused by recreational activities, which includes most forms of outdoor and water sport activities. With that, if you were injured on a campsite due to a sports activity or in a similar scenario, you might not qualify for a premises liability case.
You are free to ask a law firm representative if your case qualifies for compensation, and we recommend you do so if you are not familiar with premises law. Calling Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices to inquire about your case is free, so do not hesitate to reach out to us.
A variety of accidents are also covered under premises liability law. Even if you consider your case minor, if it caused you severe injuries and financial damages, then it is not. Reach out to our team if you were a victim of a:
- Slip and fall accident
- Trip and fall accident
- Construction accident
- Fallen object or building construction accident
- Dog bite attack
Framing Your Case Argument
Once your lawyer understands how your injury occurred, they might use these four elements of negligence to frame your case argument:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care: as a property owner, they must keep invitees and licensees safe from harm. Invitees are people who are allowed on the property, such as a customer or patron. Licensees are people allowed to work or sell on a property, such as a contracted entertainer or a salesperson.
- The property owner breached their duty of care: property owners must alert everyone on their property about known or discovered hazards. If they do not immediately remedy the hazard, they must post warning signals to alert people of the hazard. Failure to do so could lead to injury.
- The property owner’s breach of duty caused your accident: because the property owner did not warn you or put barriers/signs near a hazard, you got injured in an accident caused by the hazard.
- You experienced damages in the accident: the accident caused your injuries, which also led to subsequent damages.
Your Los Angeles premises liability lawyer may outline your case argument using these points and tailor them to your case’s specific details.
When you call us at (888) 522-6291, we start strategizing about how to argue your case immediately. It is crucial that you tell your legal team everything you know and can remember, as even the smallest details can serve as evidence. You might have an eligible case to pursue compensation. Call us today and let us confirm this for you.
Compensation Can Be More Than Just Money for Your Medical Bills
It is understandable if one of your priorities in obtaining compensation is to get enough money to pay for your medical bills. However, you might be owed compensation for more than just the medical debts you are building.
Your lawyer may be able to help you fight for compensation to cover other damages you experienced because of the accident, such as:
- Income loss: if your injuries prevented you from working or continue to do so, you might be compensated for past and future income loss.
- Pain and suffering: this damage can apply to both the physical pain you felt from your injuries and the emotional anguish you experienced having to cope with them. This can also include the stress you endured trying to meet your financial demands.
- Out–of-pocket medical expenses: you can be compensated for medical treatment costs, but did you know you could also be compensated for outside medical costs? If your healing process involved paying for medications, support devices (e.g., wheelchairs or crutches), and rehabilitation therapy, you may be compensated for these costs as well.
- Reduced earning capacity: if your injuries caused you to be temporarily or permanently disabled, you may be compensated for wages you lost due to your injuries forcing you to work in a lower-paying position or a different career altogether.
Your lawyer may suggest other damages to pursue.
Speak with a Team Member at Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices
Have more questions about filing a claim or lawsuit? Call us at (888) 522-6291 and speak with one of our representatives about your case. The first call costs nothing, and you are welcome to ask us any questions you might have about your case.
At Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, we aim to serve as your legal aid and have your voice heard. However, you do not have much time to waste. California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 gives plaintiffs about two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, which can go by quickly if you try negotiating an insurance claim settlement first. Therefore, if you are considering taking legal action against the liable parties, the time to act is now. You can hire a Los Angeles premises liability lawyer from our firm and start building your case right away. Call now.