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Premises Liability

Glendale Premises Liability Lawyers

Serving Injury Victims In & Around Los Angeles 

Premises liability is a legal concept in personal injury law that holds property owners, managers, and residents liable for negligence-based accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. The legal theory of premises liability is based on a duty of care that property owners owe to individuals who legally enter their premises. 

This duty requires these individuals and entities to maintain reasonably safe conditions and warn guests of any hazards that might not be immediately obvious. Property owners may be held legally responsible for the injured party's damages when they fail to meet this duty of care and an injury results. 

Proving premises liability can be complex, which is why you should turn to a law firm experienced in these types of cases. At Hartounian, APLC, our capable legal team is fully versed in premises liability law and well-equipped to help you make well-founded injury claims for rightful compensation. We have a demonstrated history of successful claims and lawsuits made on behalf of clients throughout greater Los Angeles. 

Connect with us online or at (818) 463-1917 to arrange a free consultation with a Glendale premises liability attorney. 

Types of Accidents in Premises Liability

Premises liability cases can encompass a wide range of accidents, including, but not limited to:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Accidents resulting from defective conditions on the premises
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Accidents due to poorly maintained equipment

Defective conditions on premises can vary widely but include broken flooring, cracked sidewalks, or inadequate lighting that can create dangerous scenarios for individuals on the property. For example, a loose handrail in a staircase can lead to a fall, or a hole in the ground covered by grass could be a tripping hazard. These conditions are deemed defective because they present an unexpected risk to people who might reasonably assume the area is safe.

Poorly maintained equipment on premises encompasses any device or machinery that has become hazardous due to neglect or improper upkeep. Examples include playground equipment that is rusted or has sharp, exposed edges, faulty gym equipment due to wear and tear, or an HVAC system that leaks hazardous chemicals. The common factor in these instances is that the equipment was not kept in safe working order, directly leading to the potential for accidents and injuries.

Types of Premises Subject to Liability

Any public or private property can be subject to premises liability cases. These can range from private residences to retail stores, restaurants, parking lots, office buildings, hotels, resorts, movie theaters, public parks and playgrounds, sports arenas, apartment buildings, and more. 

Injuries that can occur due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing, as in criminal attacks, can range from cuts and lacerations to head and brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, sprains, and more. 

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Challenges in Proving Premises Liability

Proving premises liability can be complex because one must demonstrate that the property owner was aware of the hazardous condition and failed to correct it or should have been aware of it through regular, proper maintenance. It also shows that the dangerous conditions on the premises directly caused the injury.

Insurance companies often employ various strategies to complicate the process of proving premises liability. These entities typically aim to minimize their financial exposure by disputing claims or offering settlements far below the true value of the damages incurred. 

Insurance company tactics may include questioning the severity of the injury, suggesting that the injured party had a pre-existing condition, or arguing that the victim bears some responsibility for the accident. They might also scrutinize the timing and manner in which the injury was reported or challenge the claim that the property owner was, or should have been, aware of the hazardous condition. 

These strategies can create significant obstacles for those seeking compensation for injuries sustained on someone else's property.

Put Hartounian, APLC on Your Side to Fight for You

Our law firm is dedicated to all personal injury cases, including premises liability claims. We provide experienced legal representation to the injured, which can significantly affect the outcome of your case. 

Our team understands the intricacies of the law and can use our knowledge to help you seek favorable results. From thoroughly investigating your injury's circumstances to gathering compelling evidence and negotiating with insurance companies, we work vigorously to protect your rights and best interests. 

If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial to fight for the just compensation you need and deserve. You can trust our seasoned Glendale premises liability lawyers and staff to guide you through this complex legal process with care and professionalism. 

Contact us online or at (818) 463-1917 for a free case evaluation today. We serve client statewide.

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