If you are injured because of hazardous conditions in a building or on a property, you have the right to be compensated for the injuries you sustain. After any such injury, call an experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney at Effres & Associates immediately. Property owners in California have a legal “duty of care” to make certain that their properties are safe.
Dangerous items – tools, wires, debris, sometimes even pets – must be secured. Any structural damage that could cause an accident must be repaired. Lighting must be sufficient; staircases, balconies, corridors, and parking areas must be reasonably safe. In some locations, a property owner may also have a duty to deal with weather-related hazards such as accumulated water, ice, or slush. On properties that are open to the public, areas undergoing repairs should be roped or cordoned off and warning signs should be posted.
If you slip, trip, or fall and become injured in someone else’s home or on someone else’s property, whether it’s a private residence, a residential community, a commercial location, or even a public property, try to determine precisely what caused your fall and if it could have been foreseen and avoided. If people saw you being injured, try to obtain their names and contact information as witnesses.
Take pictures of the accident site if you can. Determine if the lighting was poor, if there was a hazardous substance on the floor, or if uneven tiles, floor panels, pavement, mats, or rugs contributed to the accident. Report any accident that causes an injury to the property’s manager or owner, and have a witness or otherwise make sure there’s a record of that report.
If you file a lawsuit after consulting with an experienced LA premises liability attorney at Effres & Associates, we will work hard to help you prove that a hazard existed and that it caused your accident. We are experienced at investigating premises liability hazards and obtaining excellent results for our clients. Let us help.
We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
Call us at (818) 696-4234 or contact us to schedule a free legal consultation. We return every call promptly. If you are unable to visit our office, in many cases we will come to you. If we do not win compensation for you, no fee is collected. If you’re injured because of a property owner’s negligence in California, call us immediately and let Effres & Associates help you win justice.