Step one: Get a lawyer, but make sure you choose the right firm

The first step to take is to connect with our team at The Swanson Law Group. We take care of our clients and take down insurance companies, and we are very good at what we do. Our talented team of lawyers goes above and beyond to provide support. Your health is a priority, and our network of physicians and specialists can be accessed for the medical care you need — without the need for up-front payment. These are talented doctors who we would work with if we had the same injuries as you. Your job is to go to your appointments, take your medications as prescribed, follow your doctor’s orders, and get better.

Types of premises liability cases

Various types of accidents can occur on property owned or managed by another party. Such a case can be brought in various situations, including:

  • Dog bites
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Defective conditions 
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Lack of sufficient security
  • Uneven walking surfaces (slip and fall)
  • Swimming pool accidents and drowning
  • Fires
  • Toxic exposure

Can you file a premises liability case?

To bring a premises liability case requires proving specific elements exist. These include:

  • Duty of care: The property owner or manager has a duty of care to you (the duty to use reasonable care to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition)
  • Causation: The breach of duty of care was the cause of the victim’s injuries
  • Breach of duty of care: The property owner failed to meet the legal duty of care to protect visitors, guests, or others from the risk of harm
  • Damages: Due to the injuries, the victim suffered damages

Who is responsible for what happened to you?

Under California law, the person who owns, leases, or controls a property can be held liable for injuries occurring on the property.

The parties who may be named in a premises liability lawsuit include:

  • Homeowner
  • Commercial property owner
  • Property tenant
  • Business owner
  • Property management firm
  • Retail store owner
  • Mall owner
  • Amusement park owner
  • Municipal agency 
  • Hotel or motel owner/operator
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We want you to tell us your story

If you or someone you love was injured while visiting a property owned by another, we’re here to talk to you and hear your story. You may have slipped and fell on a slippery or oily surface, with no warning posted. If an assault occurred while you were at a hotel, sporting event, bar, or other area, you may have a case. The first step is to talk to us about what happened so we can help you determine what to do next. Goal number one is for us to make a connection with you so you know right away that we understand what you’re going through. Goal number two is to understand your injuries so that you can have access to treatment and get on the path to recovery.

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California law and your injury case

The California Civil Code states the following:

“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself. The extent of liability in these cases is defined by the Title on Compensatory Relief.”

The state’s law section called the Title on Compensatory Relief states: 

“Every person who suffers detriment from the unlawful act or omission of another may recover from the person in fault a compensation therefor in money, which is called damages.”

Proving your case step by step

Every case we take on at The Swanson Law Group has unique factors. Property owners or managers who have failed to ensure visitors or guests to the property are protected from harm, such as failing to clean up a spill, fixing a broken tile, replacing lights or handrails, or ensuring an unsafe area had adequate security to protect against assaults are just a few examples of the first step in filing a claim. At The Swanson Law Group, when we take on a premises liability claim, we devote all our resources to helping our clients achieve full justice. 

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Why settle for just winning when you can win BIG?

If you want uncommon results, you need a unique attorney. The Swanson Law Group is not your ordinary law firm. To understand what this means, take a look at our case results.

We are caring, supportive, empathetic, service oriented, and health-conscious to our clients and relentless, dangerous, strategic, unstoppable, and fearsome to the insurance industry.

If you were injured on the property of another, talk to us in a free case consultation. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees unless we win — and we are known for winning big.

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