Like all property owners in California, homeowners have a duty of care to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition.
When is a homeowner not liable for injuries in San Jose?
Not all injuries that occur in a home are the result of negligence. Guests or visitors may be injured through their own carelessness, or a hazard may have developed that the homeowner could not have known about in advance. For example, a person attending a gathering in someone else’s home could slip and fall immediately after a drink was spilled on the floor by another guest. The homeowner would have no way of knowing in advance about the slip and fall hazard, and therefore could not be held liable for resulting injuries.