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When personal injury and premises liability intersect

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2023 | Premises Liability |

If you attend a festival in a park, shop at the mall, go out to eat with friends or enter any property or establishment as a guest, you can expect that the property owners have created a safe environment. Safety is a priority indoors and outside, as well. If you suffer an injury while visiting, you may have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim.  

Premises liability exists when a property owner has failed in his or her duty to maintain safety for guests. For instance, if you attend a festival and trip over electrical cords strewn across the lawn that were not marked by caution signs, the property owner might be financially responsible for damages. If, however, the person who suffers injury was an intruder, the property owner would likely not be responsible. 

Types of accidents that often result in premises liability claims 

Grounds for filing a premises liability claim in civil court often include:  

  • A swimming pool accident 
  • A slip-and-fall on a wet floor or because debris was lying in a walkway 
  • A parking lot or parking garage was poorly lit 
  • An assault or robbery occurred due to lack of security on the premises 
  • Stairs or stair railings were broken or in poor condition 
  • Lack of smoke alarms or fire extinguishers 

Additional issues that may constitute premises liability occur when a property owner’s negligence caused a guest to suffer injuries.  

What can you do about it? 

If you suffer injury because a California property owner failed in his or her duty to maintain safety, you can file a legal claim in court. McNally Law Office provides effective guidance and support throughout proceedings. By requesting a consultation, you can obtain a thorough review of your case from an experienced litigator who can act as your personal advocate to request compensation for damages.