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Premises Liability: What Is It?

Property owners in California have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that the condition of their property does not cause harm to others. The term “premises liability” refers to the liability of property owners for harm caused to others as a result of the poor or defective conditions of their property. When property owners negligently allow people who are on their property to be harmed, the victims of harm deserve compensation for their injuries.

It is unacceptable for property owners to negligently cause harm to others. Oceanside premises liability attorney Michael Gerald Hemming is dedicated to helping personal injury victims in premises liability cases get the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured and would like to discuss your case in a consultation, contact Hemming Law APC at 855-226-1335 today.

What You Should Know About The Law

All California property owners who invite people onto their property, including commercial businesses, have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the inspection and maintenance of their property to prevent harm to those coming onto the premises. If a property owner fails to fulfill this duty, anyone injured as a result can bring a premises liability claim. These are commonly referred to as “slip-and-fall” claims. In other cases, people who never actually step foot onto a property can bring a claim against a property owner if the property owner’s negligent maintenance of the property caused them harm.

To win a claim, a plaintiff must prove that they were injured as a result of the property owner’s negligence. Thus, the elements of a premises liability claim are that (1) the property owner owed a duty; (2) the duty owed was breached; and (3) as a result of the breach the plaintiff was injured.

To Discuss Your Case, Call Today

Victims of personal injuries caused by the negligence of someone else deserve justice. If you believe you may have a premises liability claim, it is imperative that you have qualified and experienced legal counsel on your side. Attorney Michael Gerald Hemming can investigate the facts of your case, explain your legal rights and options to you, and work to get you the compensation you deserve. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Hemming Law APC at 855-226-1335 or fill out this contact form today.