Understanding Property Injury Liability In California

Premises liability is an umbrella term that places liability on a property owner, or one in control of the property, if an individual on the property suffers a particular injury.

A dog bite, slip-and-fall incident, inadequate security, fire accident and other unsafe conditions can all give rise to a potential cause of action if an injury occurs.

Individuals Who May Have A Cause Of Action For Their Injuries

In premises liability cases, there are three categories of individuals that will determine the overall outcome.

  • Invitees: These individuals are invited onto a premise, such as a restaurant, hotel, retail store, by an implied invitation or verbal invitation to conduct business.
  • Licensees: These individuals are allowed to enter a property with the consent, either written or verbal, by the owner of the property or landlord. Guests or repair technicians are common examples of licensees.
  • Trespassers: These individuals are given neither implied nor verbal consent to enter a property. While trespassers do not have any legal right to be on a property, they may still have a cause of action under certain laws in California depending on the circumstance.

Exclusively Serving Bay Area Injured Parties Since 1992

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., a San Francisco personal injury lawyer from our team can help determine if you are eligible to receive compensation as a result of your injuries. We have served the Bay Area since 1992 and represent only plaintiffs with premises liability matters.

We know the laws governing private and public properties and the liability that owners of the properties may be responsible for in these cases. We have assisted, and successfully recovered, for many parties injured in a wide range of personal injury matters.

Whether you were a victim of a dog attack or slip-and-fall incident, let us help you.

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