Premises liability Lawyers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Premises liability Lawyers

You can expect to be safe and cared for while on someone else’s land.

In California, landowners are usually required by law to keep you safe from both obvious and hidden dangers, such as flaws in the property that might lead you to slip and fall or other major accidents.

If you or someone you care about was hurt in an accident on someone else’s property, please call Stenson Law for a free appointment with a skilled Los Angeles premises liability lawyer.

Los Angeles Premises liability Lawyers

Understanding Premises Liability in Los Angeles

Imagine that you’re having a great time in a Los Angeles park or a nearby store when, all of a sudden, you trip over a broken step and hurt yourself badly. If this happens, premises liability law will tell you if the property owner can be held responsible for your losses.

What does “premises liability” mean?

Premises liability means that a property owner is legally responsible for keeping their property safe for guests. This is true for all properties, from homes and businesses to parks and leisure areas open to the public.

The Duty to Care

An important idea in property liability is the “duty of care.” In California, people who own land must take “reasonable care” to protect their land from known risks. This means taking steps ahead of time to find and fix possible dangers, such as

  • An uneven road or steps that are broken.
  • Leaks or spills on the floors.
  • Walkways and parking lots that don’t have enough lights.
  • Elevators or stairs that don’t work.
  • Pools that aren’t locked up.
  • Not enough proper safety steps.
  • When the owner of a property breaks their duty.


People who own land can be held financially responsible for injured visitors because they didn’t follow their duty of care. Some of these losses are:

  • Medical costs include hospital bills, doctor trips, and getting better.
  • Lost pay because you missed work.
  • It hurts and hurts.
  • Trouble with emotions.

Why evidence is important?

If you want to win a premises liability case, you’ll have to show that the property owner wasn’t taking care of their property properly and that this caused your injuries. Some types of evidence are:

  • Pictures of the dangerous situation that led to your accident.
  • Testimonies from people who saw you get hurt.
  • Medical records that show what damage you have.

How Can a Los Angeles Premises Liability Lawyer Help?

If you aren’t a lawyer or haven’t fought premises liability cases, you might not know how to best fight for fair pay from Los Angeles landlords and their insurers. A Stenson Law lawyer will be able to help you.

California Laws on Premises Liability

If you were seriously hurt or lost a loved one in an accident on someone else’s property in Los Angeles, your premises liability lawyer can fight for fair pay. During every step of your case, a lawyer will respond to your inquiries and give you peace of mind.

Different kinds of premises liability cases we deal with

In Los Angeles, premises responsibility law covers various accident types. Sadly, these kinds of events happen all the time. The National Floor Safety Institute says that over a million people go to emergency rooms yearly in the U.S. because they slipped and fell.

The Los Angeles premises liability lawyers at Stenson Law have years of experience helping people hurt because of someone else’s carelessness. We take on a wide range of premises liability claims all over California, including:


  • People slip and fall.
  • Animal fights and dog bites.
  • Accidents at work.
  • Accidents at amusement parks.
  • Accidents in stores or restaurants.
  • Accidents in swimming pools.
  • Injury to a child.
  • Accidents with lifts and escalators.
  • Uncaring protection.
  • Collapses of structures.
  • Being exposed to harmful chemicals.

These are some common events that can lead to claims of premises liability. In Los Angeles, you may have a case if you get hurt in an accident because of poor property upkeep. A careless homeowner can cause danger and harm by not caring for and properly maintaining their property.

California Laws on Premises Liability

California Civil Code 1714 says that everyone is legally responsible for the effects of their willful actions or lack of ordinary care or skill in managing a property. The most important part of this law is “want of ordinary care or skill.” In the legal world, this means negligence, based on most premises liability cases.

When someone is careless and hurts others, that person is being negligent. In premises liability law, a landowner’s carelessness usually means that they knew their property had something dangerous but didn’t do what they needed to fix the problem. In this case, the property owner will be responsible for the harm and damage done to a victim.

A party has a duty of care, which goes hand in hand with the concept of negligence. The responsibility of care is the level of care that a sensible and fair property owner would use in the same situation.

Whether a property owner broke their duty of care relies on how likely someone would get hurt, whether the owner knew about the defect, whether the person added to the defect, and the owner’s duty to lower the risk. Contact Us if you want to know more about California’s premises liability rules.

Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Here’s What You Should Do

Getting hurt on someone else’s land can be upsetting, especially if it’s a family member or friend. Don’t let emotional ties make you not want to seek compensation. Many people who own land have insurance covering these kinds of things.

John W. Stenson’s law firm can help with:

  • One-on-One Help: Get free help to learn about your rights and choices.
  • Experienced Representation: Our team works for fair compensation from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.
  • Protecting Your Relationships: We focus on a legal approach that has the least effect on your relationships.
  • Focus on Healing: Let us care for the complicated law issues while you focus on getting better.

Don’t let medical costs and lost wages make things worse for you. Please call us at (310) 846-1709 right now.

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