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Injured while out and about: Premises liability

When you go out to the local California shopping mall or grocery store, the last thing that you expect to happen is for you to get hurt. Unfortunately, customers receive injuries ranging from moderate to severe all the time while they are out enjoying their day or running errands. A person or corporation is responsible for keeping their property free of conditions that might be hazardous to visitors. This is known as premises liability and, when it is violated, victims can sue property owners for their negligence.

The injuries that are seen in premises liability claims are broad and from small to large scale, high profile suits. For instance, you yourself could find yourself in a premises liability case if a visitor to your residence slips and falls on your wet kitchen floor, resulting in an injury. Though this would be a monumental moment in your life, if probably would not make national news, unlike a shelf falling on a patron at a grocery store.

The laws of the state dictate the terms of premises liability. Generally, anyone who has been invited onto a property, be it a customer at a shopping mall or a contractor performing work on your own home, has done so with the expectation that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure that your location is free from hazardous conditions that might lead to an injury. If a person has not been invited, such as a criminal trespasser, there is no implied promise that the property is safe. Also, if the injury occurred at the fault of the guest -- for example, the person was intoxicated -- the property owner may be off the hook.

These types of injuries can result in a multitude of financial burdens due to medical expenses or loss of employment. If you have additional questions, it may be beneficial to speak to an experienced attorney.

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Anaheim, CA 92807

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