Were you recently hurt on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, CA? If the accident could have been avoided, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. Our experienced Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can help you fight to hold negligent property owners fully accountable for your injuries. Call our M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers team at (877) 300-4535 now.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re top-rated, award-winning attorneys with a demonstrated ability to win tough premises liability cases like yours. Since our founding, we’ve successfully recovered more than $400 Million in life-changing financial awards.
Don’t let a negligent property owner off the hook. Hire our law firm and let us work toward a successful financial recovery for you. We offer a free consultation so contact us to schedule yours today.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawsuit
Property owners (and their insurance companies) will deny responsibility for your accident and injury. They’ll probably blame you. Or, they might even take steps to clean up or fix the hazard(s) that caused you to get hurt before you ever file a claim.
You can protect yourself and increase the odds of a successful financial recovery by hiring an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Whether you slipped and fell, suffered a dog bite, or were exposed to toxic chemicals, M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help. We have the experience, resources, and drive needed to hold property owners, managers, and other negligent parties accountable for your trauma and suffering.
When you hire our law firm in Los Angeles, California, we will:
- Investigate your premises liability case to determine what caused you to get hurt, how it could have been avoided, and who’s at fault
- Determine your legal status for the purposes of your premises liability case
- Gather evidence to support your claim that you were injured because of a dangerous condition
- Work with specialists and experts as we build and value your case
- Defend you against “blame the victim” tactics designed to hurt your ability to recover compensation
Our accomplished trial attorneys will work hard to negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf. But, we’ll be ready to go to court and argue your case to a jury if the settlement offers you get aren’t enough.
Contact our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles to get started right now. Your first consultation is absolutely free, so call now.
What is Premises Liability?
When you’re on someone else’s property in Los Angeles – whether it’s a bar or restaurant, ballpark, government building, or a friend’s house – you’re likely not as familiar with the premises as the owner. You shouldn’t have to watch your every step and be overly concerned about your safety.
That’s where premises liability laws come into play.
Premises liability law imposes requirements on property owners in the state of California. Essentially, if you own property and have visitors on the premises, you have an obligation to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition.
Owners must demonstrate ordinary care in the upkeep and maintenance of their property. You might have a premises liability case if:
- A property owner knew or should have known about a hazardous condition
- Failed to do anything about it, and
- You suffered an injury as a result.
Property owners owe a heightened responsibility to children. If there are any attractive nuisances on the property – such as a pond or swimming pool, a large hole in the ground, or heavy machinery – then the owner must take steps to keep children away from them. This can be as simple as installing a fence or locking up dangerous equipment in a shed.
We Handle All Types of Premises Liability Cases in Los Angeles, CA
Property owners should be held accountable if they’re negligent and contribute to an avoidable accident. At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, that’s what we’ll fight to do if you suffer injuries on someone else’s property.
We handle all premises liability matters in Southern California, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Sexual assaults
- Negligent security
- Bed bugs
- Food poisoning
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Elevator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- And more
Contact our law office in Los Angeles to get more information about our experience with premises liability accidents like yours.
What’s My Premises Liability Lawsuit Worth?
The value of your claim will really depend on the specific details of your case.
When assessing what it’s worth, consider these questions:
- What types of injuries have you suffered?
- Are you expected to make a full physical recovery?
- What are your medical bills for treatment and care?
- Are you able to work and generate the same income as before you got hurt?
- How has the trauma of your accident affected you?
- Do you share any responsibility for getting hurt?
The more serious your injuries, the more likely it is that you’ll have a case that’s worth a lot.
What Damages Are Available in Los Angeles Premises Liability Cases?
If you’re hurt because a property owner, business, or landlord is negligent, you can receive awards for economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to offset the financial costs of an accident, like:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Nursing care
Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for the pain and suffering you experienced because of your accident, such as:
- Mental anguish
- Chronic pain
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
If there’s evidence that you were hurt intentionally or that the property owner displayed a reckless disregard for your safety, then punitive damages may also be available.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Share Responsibility For My Accident?
Yes. California has something called “pure comparative negligence” rules in place. Liability is shared by everyone who contributes to an accident – and that includes victims.
If you are partly to blame, your damages will be reduced in direct proportion to your degree of fault. For example, sharing 10 percent of the blame means that your financial award will be reduced by 10 percent.
Property owners and insurance companies will probably try to blame you for getting hurt on their premises. The more fault that lands on your shoulders, the less money they’ll have to pay.
Our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys will step up and defend you against these types of allegations. We’ll make them show proof that you’re at fault and challenge any evidence they put forth.
We’ll Help You Seek Full Compensation For All of Your Injuries
Just about any injury has the potential to have long-lasting consequences and change the course of your life. When an injury could have been avoided, but happened because of a property owner’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated.
Our Los Angeles personal injury law firm will fight to get you full compensation for all of your injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Illness or disease caused by exposure to toxins
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Oxygen deprivation
- Soft tissue damage
- Nerve damage
- Eye injury
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Crushing injury
- Wrongful death
We can work closely with experts as we assess your injuries. Medical professionals and vocational rehabilitation specialists can provide critical insight into the more technical aspects of your injuries and how they’re likely to affect your life. With their input, we can enter negotiations (or trials) armed with the best possible arguments to maximize your recovery.
How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in California?
The statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in California is two years. You’ll have to file your claim within two years of getting hurt if you want to preserve your legal right to recover compensation.
While there are exceptions to this general rule, they’re few and far between. For instance, you could have more time if a victim is a minor. On the other hand, you could have less time if you were hurt on government property.
Do not miss the deadline that applies to your case. Call an experienced premises liability lawyer near you in Los Angeles as soon as you can after you get hurt.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer
Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers if you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, California. You may have the right to recover compensation, and our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers can help you get the money you deserve.
We’ve won more than $400 Million in damages for injury victims. Let us work to get you the best possible results in your premises liability case, too.
Our law office serves Los Angeles and surrounding areas in Southern California. Give us a call to get started with your free case evaluation now.
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