In a city as busy as Sacramento, it’s no surprise that there should be numerous incidents involving premises liability in the area. Premises liability incidents cover a wide range of accidents that are caused by dangerous, hazardous, or otherwise harmful conditions on private, public, or commercial properties. A property owner or manager’s failure to properly maintain their property and ensure a safe environment for visitors may result in serious injury and other damages on these sites.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a premises liability accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. The top-rated team of Sacramento personal injury attorneys at OnderLaw is here to help. We’ve been handling similar cases since our firm was founded in 2002, and we are ready to guide you through the process of building a strong premises liability case. If you’re ready to take the first step towards seeking restitution, give us a call. We’ll schedule a free, confidential case evaluation to determine the best next steps for your premises liability case.
In the state of California, property owners and managers are required by law to be responsible in particular ways. These responsibilities can look different, depending on whether the property is private, public, or commercial.
Because there are several types of premises liability claims, there are numerous locations at which a premises liability accident may occur. The type of property at which you were injured may play a role in determining the type of compensation you may receive as a result of your injuries. Such locations are often divided into three categories:
If you’ve been involved in an accident that took place on property that another individual or entity managed or owned, you may be entitled to compensation for any losses or injuries you sustained.
Because of the wide range of locations at which a premises liability accident may occur, there is an equally wide range of accident types. The type of accident in which you were involved may be an important factor in determining what kind of compensation you can expect. If you’ve been involved in any of the following types of premises liability accidents, you may be entitled to compensation:
In any premises liability case, you may be entitled to either or both economic and noneconomic damages. Because such damages are a result of an accident that occurred on private property, they may look different than those associated with public or commercial property accident damages.
You may sustain any of the following types of injuries in a private property premises liability accident:
When pursuing compensation for these injuries, there are two types of damages for which you might seek reimbursement. Economic damages describe the financial costs associated with an accident, such as medical expenses, repairs to personal property, or lost wages as a result of recovery time for injuries sustained. Noneconomic damages are the intangible pain and suffering costs associated with an accident, such as emotional trauma, loss of companionship, loss of mobility, or loss of enjoyment of life. The type of damage(s) you are eligible to pursue will determine what you can expect in terms of compensation.
If you’ve sustained injuries from an accident that occurred on public property, you may be entitled to compensation for economic and/or noneconomic damages. Because public property includes all government and municipal-run properties, there is a wide range of injuries that you might sustain from an accident on public property. A few examples of such injuries include:
There are several factors that play a role in determining how much compensation you’ll be entitled to. The level of negligence exhibited by the property manager and/or their employees, the severity of your injuries, and the severity of the hazardous conditions all play a role in determining compensation. If you’ve been injured on public property, be sure to take note of any of the following factors:
Because of the wide range of types of commercial properties, there is, again, an equally wide range of injuries that you may sustain from accidents that occur on these properties. These properties include businesses, amusement parks, and other enterprises. Some injuries that you might suffer from an accident that occurs at a commercial property may include:
You may seek compensation for economic and/or noneconomic damages suffered in a commercial property accident. There are several important factors to keep track of when determining the level of negligence exhibited at the scene:
Being injured on someone else’s property can raise many questions of liability, negligence, and compensation. Trying to find answers to these questions can be challenging, especially if you are building a premises liability case on your own.
With the help of a lawyer from OnderLaw, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. Our top-rated team of premises liability attorneys will help you communicate with the insurance companies, gather evidence, and build winning strategies in your personal injury claim.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your premises liability case, call us today. We’ll schedule a free, confidential case evaluation and determine the best course of action for your personal injury case.