If you’ve suffered from a serious injury because of unsafe conditions on another person’s property, you might be eligible to seek compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. To find out if you qualify, schedule a free case review with a San Diego premises liability attorney at The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C.
Premises liability law defines how responsible the person is who owns the land or premises where you were hurt. The law is complicated and an experienced well-qualified lawyer can ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries.
Slips and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability claims. The property owner or operator may be held liable for your injuries if you slipped because of unsafe or hazardous conditions such as:
- A spill in the aisle of a grocery store that wasn’t cleaned up in a timely manner
- A slick surface that wasn’t clearly marked with a sign to warn customers
- A loose step on a staircase
- A tear in the carpet or rug that caused you to trip
- Boxes or other objects blocking the path
- Exposed wires or cords
Other Types of Premises Liability Claims
The property owner or manager can also be held liable for accidents that occur on the property due to:
- Objects falling from a shelf at a department store
- Poorly lit parking garages
- Unsafe flooring
Every property owner and/or manager has a duty to use reasonable care to keep the property clear of hazardous conditions. In some cases, however, he or she may not be the only person that is considered negligent. Other people that can be named in premises liability claims include tenants and contractors that are working on the property.
A qualified and skilled premises liability lawyer will be able to evaluate the details of the case to determine liability and will ensure that you recover the maximum amount of compensation owed to you by law.
Contact a San Diego Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability law is not as straightforward as you might think. It is important to hire an experienced, well-qualified lawyer who has a proven record of success in recovering damages for injured plaintiffs. To schedule a free case review with a San Diego premises liability lawyer, contact The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. today.