Bakersfield Premises Liability Lawyer
Seeking Compensation for Accidents on Others' Property
If you've been involved in a severe accident while on someone else's property, and you believe that the accident occurred due to negligence, a defect, or a hazard that shouldn't have been there, then you may be eligible for a valid premises liability claim.
At Alvandi Law Group, we understand the complexities of premises liability cases and have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight to protect your rights and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
When you need a skilled Bakersfield premises liability attorney for a serious injury, begin with a free consultation with the Alvandi Law Group team. We will meet with you within 24 hours.
What Is Considered Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the legal concept that holds property owners responsible for injuries or damages that occur on their property due to unsafe or hazardous conditions. In general, property owners have a duty of care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for visitors, guests, customers, or tenants.
When a person is injured or suffers harm on someone else's property, they may have a premises liability claim if they can establish that:
- The breach of duty caused the injury.
- The visitor suffered damages.
- The property owner had a duty of care towards them.
- There was a breach of the duty of care.
Premises liability cases can arise from a wide range of situations, including:
- slip and falls
- construction site accidents
- dog bites
- swimming pool accidents
- inadequate security leading to assaults or robberies
The specific laws and requirements for premises liability claims may vary by jurisdiction.
We'll make sure your claim is filed quickly and accurately.
$4,400,000 Construction Site Accident
$850,000 Roofing Injury
$700,000 Chemical Exposure
$700,000 Office Work Injury
$600,000 Workers' Compensation
- Construction Site Accident $4,400,000
- Roofing Injury $850,000
- Chemical Exposure $700,000
- Office Work Injury $700,000
- Workers' Compensation $600,000
Invitee vs. Licensee vs. Trespasser
Your relationship with the property owner is crucial for the validity of your premises liability claim, perhaps more than you realize. In California premises liability law, there are several types of guests and visitors, each owed different duties of care by the property owner.
The three main visitor categories under the law are:
- Invitee: If you were invited to the property for business purposes or for the sole benefit of the property owner, you are considered an invitee. Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees. Customers in retail stores and grocery shoppers are common examples of invitees.
- Licensee: If you were invited to the property for social purposes or mutual benefit, you are classified as a licensee. Property owners owe a moderate duty of care to licensees. For instance, if you visit a friend's home for recreational purposes, you are a licensee.
- Trespasser: If you were on the property without permission and in violation of the law, you are considered a trespasser. Property owners owe little to no duty of care to trespassers, making it highly challenging to file a claim as an injured trespasser.
Common Hazards on Properties
Here are a few common examples of property hazards that often lead to accidents:
- Uplifted carpets
- Slippery tile floors
- Wet floors or spills
- Loose cables and wiring
- Damaged or uneven steps
- Missing handrails
- Dimly lit walkways
What is Comparative Fault in CA?
California follows the doctrine of comparative fault in premises liability cases. This means that if the injured party is found partially at fault for their own injuries, their compensation may be reduced proportionately based on their percentage of fault.
California Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability
In California, the statute of limitations for premises liability cases is generally 2 years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury. This means that an injured party has two years to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their premises liability claim.
Choose Our Honest and Reliable Team
If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to negligence or unsafe conditions, contact our experienced Bakersfield premises liability attorneys.
We can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your injury. We will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your claim.
Call Alvandi Law Group at (800) 980-6905, and we will meet with you within 24 hours.
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What injuries are caused by falling objects?
A falling object can do minor to severe damage, depending on its mass and from how far it fell. In some situations, a worker who has been hit by a falling object will only suffer a bruise or cut. But in other accidents, the outcome might be a traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bone, or fatality.
Is skin cancer covered?
Recent legislative battles in California have improved workers’ compensation for various professionals who mostly work outdoors, including firefighters. Thanks to these updates, firefighters can be eligible for workers’ comp benefits if they are diagnosed with skin cancer. As with PTSD-related workers’ comp claims, the claimant must receive a medical diagnosis that concludes the skin cancer was caused by their work, not due to spending time outdoors in other capacities.
What workplaces have the highest falling object risks?
Construction sites tend to have the worst falling object risks when compared to any other jobsite. In the average construction area, there will be multiple floors with workers on them, scaffolding setups around the site, and possibly even cranes and cherry pickers. With so much verticality in the workplace, the risk of an object falling and hitting someone inherently increases. Retail and grocery stores also have a higher-than-average risk of falling object accidents when those locations use high shelves with top-stock storage.
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
The other driver’s auto insurance provider will probably reach out to you a few days after the crash to try to get a recorded statement. It is not trying to help you. It wants you to say something inadvertently and pin liability on yourself. You should only speak to the other driver’s insurer if your attorney suggests it, which would be uncommon. Our lawyers can talk to all involved insurance companies on your behalf.