Were you injured on someone else’s property in Newport Beach due to hazardous conditions? If so, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation from the property owner or manager whose negligence led to your injuries. Proving a property owner’s liability for injuries requires a thorough investigation of the accident scene and circumstances. Turn to a Newport Beach premises liability lawyer with Sam & Ash Injury Law to seek the financial relief you deserve. Our firm focuses on fighting for What’s Right for our clients. We take the time to understand your needs and goals to help you get your life back on track.

If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident caused by an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills and related losses. Contact Sam & Ash Injury Law today for a free initial case review to learn more about how a premises liability lawyer can help you.

 What Should I Do After a Premises Liability Accident?

After an accident on someone else’s property caused by hazardous conditions, you should take certain steps to protect your health and put yourself in the best position to take legal action, if necessary. You should do the following after a premises liability accident:

  • Notify the property owner about the accident. If the accident occurred at a business or commercial property, ask the business or property owner for a copy of any accident reports
  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene, including the hazard that caused the accident.
  • Seek immediate medical attention to diagnose the injuries you suffered in the accident. Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and keep follow-up appointments.
  • Preserve or photograph the clothing and shoes you wore in the accident.
  • Keep copies of bills, invoices, or receipts of expenses you incurred due to your injuries. Gather your pay stubs or income statements if you miss time from work or have reduced earnings due to your injuries.
  • Start a journal to document your recovery, including the pain and physical limitations you experience due to your injuries or medical treatment.

Contact a Newport Beach premises liability attorney as soon as possible to review the circumstances of the accident and discuss your legal rights. An attorney can help you understand whether you have a right to pursue compensation from a property owner or another party whose negligence caused your injuries.

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Why Choose Sam & Ash Injury Law for Your Premises Liability Claim?

At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we believe you deserve What’s Right. Attorneys Sam Mirejovsky and Ash Watkins are focused on advocating for injury victims in Newport Beach. If you were injured in a premises liability accident, you should select Sam & Ash Injury Law to help with your claim because:

  • We will offer personalized services tailored to your case. Sam and Ash focus on giving each case the attention and care it deserves. We will take the time to listen to your story to develop a legal strategy that fits your needs.
  • We will work to get the best results possible. Sam and Ash take the time to get to know you and how your injuries have affected your life. We have a proven success record, including more than $400 million recovered for clients in California and Nevada.
  • We offer responsive communication throughout your case to give you peace of mind. Our team will respond to your calls and answer your questions 24/7.
  • You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you choose us to handle your premises liability claim. We get paid only if we recover compensation for you. Our legal fee is based on the amount of money we win for you.

What Compensation Can I Receive in a Premises Liability Claim?

A premises liability accident may cause various financial and personal losses. When an accident occurs due to negligence, the victim may have the right to demand compensation for the following types of expenses and losses:

  • Medical treatment, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, diagnostic tests, specialist visits, physical therapy, medication, and mobility equipment
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
  • Costs of care or support services you need for long-term or permanent disabilities
  • Lost wages and income due to missed work or reduced earnings if you are unable to work after the accident
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you develop a disability due to your injuries that prevents you from returning to your job or maintaining gainful employment
  • Physical pain and suffering due to injuries
  • Emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of quality of life caused by disabilities or permanent scarring/disfigurement that interferes with your ability to participate in activities you enjoy

Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle

At Sam & Ash Injury Law, an experienced premises liability attorney can help you seek financial relief for the losses you’ve suffered due to injuries caused by accidents such as:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Negligent security and assaults on private property

California Premises Liability Laws

California premises liability law holds property owners and other responsible parties accountable for injuries caused by property hazards and negligent maintenance. When a property owner fails to address a dangerous condition and fails to warn of it, the property owner may be liable for the resulting injuries in an accident. A property owner is negligent when the owner fails to use reasonable care to keep their property safe, fails to correct unsafe conditions, or fails to provide adequate warning of the hazard.  Whether a property owner or occupier used reasonable care to maintain their premises will depend on various factors, such as:

  • The type of property and the location of the property
  • Whether the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition
  • The property owner’s or occupier’s degree of control over the dangerous condition
  • The likelihood of the visitor entering the property
  • The likelihood of an injury and the potential seriousness of injuries
  • The difficulty and financial burden of eliminating or reducing the risk of injury
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Premises Liability and Trespassers

Premises liability law imposes a duty of care upon property owners or occupiers to ensure the safety of visitors to the property. Traditionally, this duty only extended to lawful visitors and did not extend to a trespasser who unlawfully entered a property. However, California premises liability law extends the property owner’s duty of care to all people who enter the property, including trespassers. In certain situations, trespassers may have a viable premises liability claim if they suffer injuries due to a dangerous property condition.

However, California premises liability law considers the likelihood of a visitor entering the property when determining liability. Therefore, if a property owner would not reasonably foresee a trespasser entering their property, the law may find that the owner exercised reasonable care in maintaining their property. An attorney can review your case to determine whether a property owner owed you a duty of care.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents have numerous potential causes. An accident victim may have a valid premises liability claim if they can trace the cause of the accident to a property owner’s or occupier’s negligence. Some examples of common causes of premises liability accidents include:

  • Recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Spilled foods or liquids
  • Water leaks
  • Tracked-in water, mud, or plant debris
  • Uneven floors
  • Broken or uneven pavement
  • Broken, torn, or loose rugs, carpets, or flooring
  • Cords or wires strewn across the ground
  • Inadequate cleaning or maintenance
  • Broken or missing locks, gates, doors, or windows
  • Missing or malfunctioning security cameras
  • Lack of trained security personnel
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposed electrical wires
  • Improper storage of flammable or toxic materials or substances

Common Premises Liability Injuries

Accidents caused by dangerous property conditions can cause a wide range of injuries. Common injuries that occur in premises liability accidents include:

  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Puncture wounds
  • Dislocated joints
  • Broken bones
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Muscle/tendon strains or tears
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Facial injuries
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Toxic exposure
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Amputation, dismemberment, or limb loss
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Get in Contact With Our Newport Beach Premises Liability Lawyers

If you were hurt due to a hazard on somebody else’s property, you need effective legal representation to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Contact Sam & Ash Injury Law today for a free no-obligation consultation with a Newport Beach premises liability lawyer about your legal options. We have the experience and resources to investigate your accident and hold a negligent property owner or occupier financially accountable for your injuries. Our Newport Beach premises liability lawyers will fight for What’s Right for you.

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