Property owners in California have an obligation to keep their land and buildings safe for visitors and authorized users. Not all injuries on someone else’s property fall under premise liability laws, but those that result from some kind of hazard or negligence may mean the owner can be held financially responsible.
- Even if you think you did something that may have contributed to the accident, that may not relieve the property owner from all liability. Call us for a case consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured because of an unsafe condition, you may have a case for compensation for medical expenses and personal losses.
Common premise accidents result in somewhat minor injuries like sprains, cuts, bone fractures or burns, but may involve serious injuries like traumatic brain injury, internal injury, spinal cord damage, or even death.
Property owners who fail to properly maintain their property can be held liable for injury and for related losses. Time away from work, lost wages, lengthy hospital stays, complicated or multiple surgeries, physical therapy, pain, or even the need for life-long care are examples of possible losses or consequences of a serious premise injury.
Kurtz Law has a proven track record of winning millions of dollars for clients in personal injury cases. We have the experience to confront aggressive insurance companies and property owners who want to avoid paying for losses, or who may try to put the blame on you for the accident.
What is a Premise Liability?
A “premise” is any kind of property that is generally accessible to visitors or to the public. “Premise liability” is a legal concept that holds property owners responsible for damages due to an injury on their property. Some common places where premises injuries occur are:
- Shopping centers
- Amusement parks
- Concert venues or stadiums
- Parking garages
- College campuses or dormitories
- Night clubs, bars, and restaurants
Premise injury is sometimes referred to as a “slip and fall” accident, but dog bites, swimming pool accidents, defective conditions, inadequate lighting or security, elevators or escalators incidents, fires, water damage or leaks, structural failure, or other unsafe conditions may all fall into causes of a “premise injury.”
At Kurtz Law we make sure all the facts of your case get attention. It costs you nothing to talk to us, and you never pay legal fees to us unless we win recovery compensation for you. Call us for an evaluation of your case.
Kurtz Law has the expertise and the commitment to win compensation for premise injury.
“I was skeptical of hiring an attorney at the outset. However, once it was all said and done I have to admit I felt much better having the expertise of Elizabeth Kurtz guiding us along the way. Elizabeth Kurtz made us feel very comfortable and kept us informed about the case every step of the way. Her level-headed and calm approach to the situation made the process much smoother than I could have imagined.”
– Jeff M.