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Things You Must Know About California Premises Law

According to California’s premises liability laws, property owners have an obligation to make their properties reasonably safe for guests. You have the right to hold the person in charge of the property accountable and get compensation for your injuries and other losses if you suffer an injury due to unsafe and dangerous property conditions. 

  1. Many types of damages can be compensated for in California premises liability lawsuits.

As was previously said, if the defendant is found responsible in a premises liability action in California, the victim may be entitled to compensation for several damages. There are two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic losses. 

  1. California has a two-year statute of limitations for premises liability cases.

Simply put, plaintiffs in California have two years from the date of the injury to initiate a premises liability action. Sadly, if the victim does not make a claim within two years, the case will most likely be dismissed, and they will not be able to seek restitution. This statute of limitations is subject to several exceptions.

  1. In a premises liability case, the individual who owns, leases, or controls a party might be considered the accountable party.

Contrary to popular belief, anybody can be a defendant in a premises liability action, not just property owners. In most cases, the person who owns, rents, occupies or controls a property may be sued by someone who suffers an injury on that property. Liability is primarily based on control and accountability. In rare circumstances, California premises liability lawsuits may name more than one defendant.

  1. The most popular kind of premises liability accidents is slip and fall accidents.

When people lose contact with the surface, they are walking on; they might slip and fall, usually falling backward and suffering injuries. The injured individual might be able to file a premises liability case if the property owner’s carelessness caused the slip and fall accident. Leaks and spills, dirty flooring, frayed carpets, and a lack of signs on wet surfaces are some of the common reasons why slip and fall incidents occur.

  1. In premises liability cases in California, proving negligence is crucial.

In California, establishing the defendant’s carelessness must prevail in a premises liability case. A plaintiff must show that there was an inevitable danger of injury that the person in charge of maintaining the property knew about or should have known about. In addition, the owner neglected to make the necessary repairs or issue the necessary warnings. Please note that this is a brief and plain explanation of the steps involved in proving negligence.

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