Premises Liability Lawyer in the Coachella Valley
Pursue Your Premises Liability Claim with Barry Regar APLC
When you venture out of your home and onto someone else’s property, you expect to be safe. Unfortunately, danger can strike anywhere – whether you are visiting a friend, going out to eat, or shopping in a store. If you get injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, and your injury could have been prevented if the property owner were more careful, you may be entitled to compensation.
This is thanks to a set of laws known as premises liability laws. In California, home and business owners and managers can be found liable for injuries that occur on their properties. If you’ve been harmed on someone else’s premises, Barry Regar APLC can help you explore your legal options.
Common Premises Liability Claims
A slippery floor can cause you to lose your balance and get seriously injured, but slips, trips, and falls are not the only types of premises liability cases we handle.
The most common premises liability claims we see at our firm include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Attractive nuisances
- Snow and ice (from Big Bear and Mammoth)
- Loose or uneven flooring
- Escalator and elevator injuries
- Water leaks or flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Construction accidents
- Poor maintenance
- Unsafe conditions
There may be a couple of legal terms on the above list that don’t feel familiar to you. Negligent security claims refer to situations in which venues do not have enough security to keep their visitors safe from foreseeable harm. Attractive nuisance claims occur when children are harmed because they are lured onto a property by a dangerous, unsecured condition that may spark their interest (i.e. an accessible swimming pool).
No matter what condition caused you or your family harm, you may be entitled to compensation if the property owner was negligent. In premises liability claims, negligence exists if the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions and failed to remedy them in a reasonable amount of time and/or warn guests, visitors, tenants, and the like.
If you or a loved one was injured by a home or business owner’s negligence, our Coachella Valley premises liability attorney is here to help!
Injuries From Premises Liability Claims
Falling down may not seem dangerous, but a slip-and-fall accident can be dangerous for older people and those who land wrong or hit their heads. Other premises liability claims can also cause serious injuries. For example, negligent security can lead to shootings, sexual assaults, and other harmful situations.
Overall, the most common injuries we see in premises liability claims include:
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains)
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures (usually from dog bites)
- Bruises and contusions
- Hip fractures (these are especially serious in persons aged 65+)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Injuries and illnesses due to chemical exposure
- Accidental drownings
- Other accidental deaths
None of these injuries are acceptable, particularly when someone else’s negligence is to blame.
Why File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Under California law, everyone is responsible for exercising “ordinary care or skill” when managing their person or property. If someone acts carelessly or fails to manage their property appropriately, they may be financially liable for your injuries.
A successful premises liability case can help you account for:
- Medical bills
- Missed wages
- Assistive care and devices
- Decreased earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- And more
When it comes to premises liability claims, our firm will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ve already recovered more than $79 million for our clients, and we want to help you, too!
Why Choose Barry Regar APLC?
Attorney Barry Regar has more than 40 years of experience handling cases just like yours, and our firm has been helping clients like you in the Coachella Valley since 1970. That being said, we understand that every case is different, and we are extremely detail-oriented. With our experience and personal attention, we will do everything we can to strengthen your case and help you win the compensation you are owed.
We also offer free, no-obligation consultations and won’t charge you any legal fees unless we win your case.