Premises liability claims can consist of a wide range of circumstances which include slip-and-fall accidents, a businesses failure to protect its patrons or customers from dangerous persons or conditions, or a city’s failure to correct unsafe conditions such as defective sidewalks, malfunctioning traffic signals or falling objects such as trees and street lights. These are only a few examples of potential claims that can fall under a premises liability negligence cause of action.
Under California law, people who were injured on another’s land or business must generally be able to show the following:
- The defendant owned, occupied, leased or controlled the property
- The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property
- That the plaintiff was injured
- The defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff harm
If you have been injured in a business establishment or because of unsafe conditions on private or public property it is important to contact an experienced attorney to evaluate the merits of a potential claim.