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Frequently Asked Questions: Slip and Fall Accidents and Other Premises Liability Claims

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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability law establishes criteria for holding home and business owners accountable if someone is injured on their property. Property owners have a responsibility to safely maintain their home or business or alert visitors of any potential dangers. Any person who is injured because of a property owner’s negligence could be eligible to file a premises liability claim.

For example, a business owner who fails to repair a loose board or clean up a spill and contributes to a slip and fall accident could be sued for damages through a premises liability claim.

What Are Examples of Premises Liability Cases?

Injuries can occur anywhere, so the subjects of premises liability cases vary widely. The minimum qualification for an eligible premises liability case is the negligence of a property owner — the definition of negligence and the setting of an injury differs significantly between cases.

Some common types of premises liability claims include:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Work injury claims
  • Inadequate security claims

Who is Liable for Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents?

Any property owner who negligently fails to provide a safe environment for visitors could be liable in a premises liability claim. This may include restaurant owners, social hosts, etc. who fail to clean their floors, repair floors, or remove objects from their property and cause falls. In cases of slip, trip, and fall accidents (especially those that occur on a sidewalk or public walking area), a government entity/municipality or a repair company may be liable. Other potentially at-fault parties in premises liability claims include landlords, dog owners, employers, construction companies, and more.

How Do I Know if I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

If you have been injured on another person’s property, at a business, or in a public place, you may have a premises liability claim. You must also be able to attribute your injuries to the owner’s negligence. Even if you could be labeled as partially at fault for your injuries, you may still have a claim. Contact us to discuss your case.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Premises Liability Claims?

In the state of California, premises liability claims must be filed within a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes a period of time in which a claim is viable — any claims filed outside of that period will most likely be denied.

Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability claims in California are subjected to the same statute of limitations as general personal injury claims. An injury victim must file their claim within two years of the date of an incident.

How Much is My Premises Liability Claim Worth?

People who have been injured because of a property owner’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for injury-related damages such as medical bills and lost wages. It is difficult to predict the value of your claim before it is resolved. However, you may be able to estimate how much your claim is worth by calculating all of your financial damages and accounting for potential additional compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

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If you have any further questions about your premises liability case or are interested in speaking with our attorneys, contact us for a free consultation. We can guide you through the claim process and offer informed legal advice.

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