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The term “premises liability” refers to the liability imposed upon property owners in the event a visitor sustains injury while on site. California law imposes a heightened requirement on shopkeepers to keep their aisles and walkways clear of hazards, both known and reasonably discoverable.
If a property owner is aware of a hazard (or should be aware of it), such as a spill or broken glass, he or she must either remedy the situation as quickly as possible or place clear signage around the hazard to warn consumers to be careful. If a property owner or employee skips these steps and a customer suffers injuries in an accident, such as a slip and fall, the property owner could be liable.
How can the Ewaniszyk Law Firm help you with your case?
Investigating the incident: An attorney can investigate the incident that gave rise to the premises liability claim. This may involve gathering and reviewing evidence, such as photographs, witness statements, and maintenance records.
Determining fault: An attorney can help the client determine who is at fault for the incident. In a premises liability case, the owner or occupier of the property may be liable if they were negligent in maintaining the property or if they knew or should have known about a hazard on the property and did not take steps to fix it or warn others about it.
Negotiating with the other party: An attorney can negotiate with the other party on behalf of the client to try to reach a settlement agreement that is favorable to the client. This may involve negotiating a settlement amount that covers the client's damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Representing the client in court: If the case goes to trial, an attorney can represent the client in court and present a case to the judge or jury. This may involve presenting evidence, making legal arguments, and cross-examining witnesses.
Advocating for the client's rights: An attorney can advocate for the client's rights and make sure that they are treated fairly throughout the legal process. This includes ensuring that the client's legal rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their injuries.