It can be disorienting when you’re injured on someone else’s property. You may feel confused, angry, and scared about what’s next. You may wonder if there’s anything you can do to seek justice and compensation for the injuries you sustained because somebody else failed to keep their property safe for the public.

Have you been injured as a result of negligence or carelessness on the property of a landlord, property owner, or manager in California? You may be entitled to compensation. As the victim of a premises liability accident, you have options. One of those options is to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney to help you file a personal injury claim.

The skilled San Francisco personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw are well-versed in premises liability cases. We are dedicated to getting justice for those who are injured or disabled in accidents across the city of San Francisco and fighting for the full amount of compensation owed to them following an accident.

With OnderLaw, you can focus on recovering from your injuries and rest easy knowing that you have top-notch legal representation from a top-notch personal injury law firm. Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation. There are no upfront fees. You don’t owe us anything unless we get compensation for you.

What Are Premises Liability Claims?

Premises liability claims come about when someone has been injured on another party’s property due to negligence or lack of care by whoever’s responsible for the property. That party could be a landlord, property owner, or manager.

In these types of cases, it is crucial for the person who is injured to prove that they sustained their injuries as a direct result of unsafe or hazardous conditions on the property where the accident occurred.

It is important to note that simply being injured on another party’s property doesn’t mean that you have the ability to file a personal injury claim or that you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Evidence must show that the conditions of the premises where you were injured posed a risk to public health and safety.

If you sustained injuries or developed a disability as a result of an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, you have to show that the landlord, property owner, or manager was aware of the conditions that led to your injury or disability and had time to fix the issue but didn’t, and these circumstances led to your accident.

Duty of Landlords, Property Owners, and Managers in California

In the state of California, landlords, property owners, and managers are required to ensure that the property under their care is hazard-free. Should a landlord, property owner, or manager be made aware of conditions on the premises that might pose a risk to public health and safety, they are expected to fix the issue.

Landlords, property owners, and managers are held to a standard of “due care” under California law. The responsibilities a landlord, property owner or manager are accountable for include:

  • Regularly maintaining the property
  • Regularly inspecting and surveying the property
  • Repairing any potentially hazardous conditions
  • Giving notice of any potentially dangerous conditions to visitors

If a landlord, property owner, or manager fails to perform any of the required duties, or if they lack a plan to remove the danger or hazard and you are hurt as a result, they may be liable for the injuries you sustained on their property.

Common Types of Premises Liability Claims

There are several types of premises liability claims. Some of the most common accidents that produce claims include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Failure to maintain the premises
  • Defective premises conditions
  • Inadequate security leading to injury or assault
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Fires
  • Water leaks or flooding
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals

If you’re uncertain about whether your accident could become a premises liability claim, call an experienced personal injury lawyer from OnderLaw to discuss the details of your case.

Injuries Suffered in Accidents on Private and Public Property

You may have suffered severe injury or disability as a result of your premises liability accident. Some of the most common injuries that result from premises liability accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Burns
  • Abrasions, cuts, and scrapes
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Joint and knee injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strain
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Dislocations

If you are not at fault for your accident, you should not be expected to pay the medical expenses that come about as a result. To ensure that you will not be held responsible for medical bills and other costs associated with the accident, call a personal injury attorney to discuss your options.

Compensation for a Premises Liability Claim

You may be eligible to recover damages for the injuries you sustained in a premises liability accident. There are several types of damages, or losses, that you may be able to obtain compensation for depending on the specifics of your case. An important consideration in determining the full amount of compensation owed to you following an accident is the severity of the injuries you sustained.

Compensation for any of the following losses might be available to you:

  • Medical expenses — compensation for hospital and doctor’s visits, prescription medications, surgery, physical therapy, and other medical treatments you may require as a result of your injuries.
  • Lost wages — compensation for the past, present, and future wages you lost out on as a result of your injuries or disability following an accident.
  • Pain and suffering — compensation for the anguish and actual pain you suffered from the accident.
  • Emotional trauma — compensation for anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and worry caused by the accident.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life — compensation for your loss of the ability to engage in recreational or other activities you previously enjoyed prior to your accident and are no longer able to as a result.
  • Wrongful death damages — should you lose a loved one because of the injuries they sustained in a premises liability accident, you and your family may be able to obtain compensation to cover the costs associated with their medical expenses, burial, or cremation, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive damages — in certain cases, punitive damages are awarded if the landlord, property owner, or manager’s conduct is especially egregious and they are found to have acted with malice or purposefully caused you harm. There is no cap on punitive damages in the state of California.

Once again, the full amount of compensation you can get depends on the severity of your injuries and several other factors. Our attorneys are skilled at reviewing claims and accurately assessing their value. We take into consideration the specific circumstances of your particular accident, your medical treatment, any impairment that will last after the doctors say you’re as well as you can be, and any lost wages, current and future. We’ll blend all these factors to arrive at a full and fair dollar amount of compensation for your injuries and losses.

Why Choose OnderLaw?

Since 2002, OnderLaw has provided top-notch legal representation for personal injury accident victims in San Francisco and beyond. Over the years, our legal team has secured over $3 billion in settlements and awards for our clients, and we continue to advocate on behalf of accident victims to obtain the full amount of compensation owed to them.

Our firm and attorneys are recognized by respected and prestigious legal organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell Peer and Client Review Ratings, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Super Lawyers.

Our partners are skilled, compassionate, and will stop at nothing until justice is served to those who are injured or disabled due to an accident that wasn’t their fault. If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property due to a hazardous condition, look no further than OnderLaw for the legal representation you deserve.

With OnderLaw, you’re more than a client. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients, as well as providing them with the care and compassion we would give members of our own families.

Call a San Francisco Premises Liability Lawyer Today

You should not be held accountable for injuries you sustained due to the negligence and lack of care on someone else’s property. We at OnderLaw understand that your number one priority following an accident is to return back to health and life. Our attorneys want to eliminate the stress and headache of dealing with a personal injury claim for you.

Have you been injured on someone else’s property through no fault of your own? Contact the skilled and experienced attorneys at OnderLaw to schedule a FREE consultation about possible compensation for your losses.