California Premises Liability Attorney

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There are many things in life that a person is responsible for — their bills, their jobs, their children, their pets, etc. And people who manage their responsibilities are usually asked to shoulder the blame if something goes wrong. The same thing is true for those in charge of property. This means that if you were injured on a piece of property due to the negligence of the person who was in charge of ensuring its safety, that negligent party should also be held responsible in a court of law.

This idea, in many ways, informs the basis of premises liability in California.

Every day, people are injured on property that is not their own. In some of those instances, it was the condition of the property itself that led to that injury. At the Shamsi Law Firm, we believe that people should be held accountable if the condition of their property caused the injuries of another person, and we’ve represented many clients in their pursuit of justice for the injuries they have suffered.

Where Do Premise Liability Cases Occur?

There are many different locations on which a person can be injured. Here are a few:

  • Public Spaces
  • Private Residences (often of a friend or family member)
  • Parking Lots
  • Swimming Pools
  • Residential Areas (like apartments or condominiums)
  • Grocery Stores
  • Shopping Malls or Retail Stores
  • Office Buildings
  • Construction Sites
  • Churches

Premises Liability Lawyer Sean ShamsiOwners or caretakers of these properties are in charge of ensuring there is no risk that presents harm to others. This means ensuring that there is proper lighting and adequate security. It also means that the person responsible for the property makes sure that there is no physical danger present to others. Failure to do so can result in many different types of injuries, ranging from slips and falls to dog bite injuries.

To make sure that your case has the best possible chance, there are a few things that you can do to after sustaining an injury on another person’s property.

  • Incorporate Witnesses: Get the names and contact information of anyone who might have witnessed your injury.
  • Take Photographs: Not only should you take pictures of the scene of the injury, but you should also ask witnesses to do the same. See if there are any security cameras available that might have captured the incident.
  • Write Down the Details: This includes noting the circumstances of your injury (where, when and how it occurred) and the people you talked to immediately following the incident.
  • Don’t admit fault, sign an agreement or accept a settlement on the spot.
  • Seek Legal Counsel: The complexity of these cases warrants the knowledge of an experienced premises liability attorney.

While the statute of limitations for personal injury in California is two years, it’s very important to take action as soon as possible when making your case. Contact the Shamsi Law Firm at 888-742-6745 to talk to experienced premises liability attorneys who can advise you on the best course of action for your situation.