According to California state law, a person who suffers an injury due to a home or business owner’s negligent management of his or her property may be entitled to compensatory damages. Keep in mind that proving negligence depends on certain circumstances, including the duty the owner owes to visitors in order to ensure their safety. Property owners have a duty to ensure dangerous conditions do not exist on their premises, be it a residence or business.
Establishing Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
If someone is injured on another person’s property, four elements must be established to determine if the owner was negligent: duty, breach of duty, injury and causation. It must be proved that the property owner had an obligation to take measures ensuring visitors to the premises would not be harmed. The injured party must then provide evidence that the property owner neglected to fulfill his or her duty and that this negligence was the cause of the injuries.
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If you or a loved one is currently struggling with an injury due to a premises liability accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Hales & Associates, Attorneys for a complimentary consultation. With over 20 years of experience representing victims of negligence in California, our attorneys are uniquely equipped to help you obtain the outcome you deserve.