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Premises Liability in San Fernando Valley, CA

San Fernando Valley Premises Liability Lawyer

Hazardous conditions like faulty wiring, poorly stacked merchandise and loose carpeting cause accidents resulting in major injury. Businesses and property owners have a vital responsibility to create safe environments for their customers and visitors. This also includes walkways and parking lots, in addition to the people they employ. Workers are there to serve and sometimes, even protect individuals who visit their places of business. The lawyers at Tim D. Wright, are experienced in the legal responsibilities and liabilities of companies or organizations that fail to offer these safe environments.

You can readily suffer injury through no fault of your own when you go to property such as a store, office building, motel or apartment complex. If the owner or occupier of the property knew of a dangerous condition or activity that resulted in your injury and neglected to take timely, reasonable steps to protect you from it, you might be qualified to recover full compensation for all harm you have suffered. You should immediately get help from an experienced San Fernando premises liability lawyer.

Premises Liability Claims In California

When you work with Tim D. Wright, we will carefully examine the facts of your claim. We will identify and pursue all of your legal options against the owner or occupier of the property where your injury occurred. Generally, the issues that we will concentrate on include:

  • Duty– Did you lawfully visit the property? For example, were you a customer at a store, a guest at a hotel or a social guest at a person's home? If so, the property owner or occupier owed a duty to exercise ordinary care to ensure that the property was safe for you. In other words, the owner or occupant needed to take reasonable measures to protect you from any hazardous condition on the property that the owner or occupant knew or reasonably should have known about and which you would not have been expected to discover on your own.
  • Breach– Did the owner or occupant fail to repair the dangerous condition in a reasonable, timely manner or, at least, to alert you about it? If so, the owner failed to fulfill the duty owed to you and could be held legally responsible for your injuries.
  • Causation– Did the carelessness of the owner or occupier contribute to the injuries that you sustained, or did something else-- perhaps your own actions-- cause the injuries?
  • Damages– Did you suffer actual injury due to the failure of the property owner or occupant to fulfill the duty owed to you? This means that you need to show that you suffered real physical, psychological and/or financial harm.

It is always important to look at the ways a property owner or occupier will try to avoid liability. For example, the owner or occupant might claim that you were a trespasser or claim that you suffered injuries because you walked into an "open and obvious" hazard. The lawyers at Tim D. Wright, will be prepared to tackle those issues and protect your right to full and fair compensation.

Types of Premises Liability Claims In California

A premises liability claim can arise in various circumstances. Some of the most common premises liability cases that our law firm handles include:

  • Slip and falls– These incidents typically occur due to wet and slippery floors, bad lighting, damaged and uneven walkways, torn or frayed carpeting and icy or snowy walkways and parking lots. In addition, a lot of falls occur because of defects such as damaged stairways or handrails.
  • Falling objects– Many people suffer injuries when poorly stacked merchandise falls from store shelves or when employees drop tools, equipment and materials at construction sites.
  • Contamination– Landlords, in particular, expose tenants and their guests to harm when they neglect to perform regular inspections and remedy issues such as mold buildup, lead paint, carbon monoxide or gas leaks. Often, their carelessness violates local building codes.
  • Escalator and elevator accidents– These accidents often occur when building owners or tenants fail to routinely inspect and maintain elevators and escalators in stores, shopping centers and office complexes.
  • Negligent security– Numerous assaults occur in shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, hotels and motels because property owners and managers fail to protect visitors from known security risks, or they hire workers without a sufficient criminal background check.
  • Swimming pool accidents– Drownings and near-drownings may occur if a property owner or occupant neglects to adequately maintain a swimming pool and features such as slides and diving boards. Swimming pool owners should also use a fence or locked gate to keep out children and protect against the foreseeable risk of an accident.

Compensation In a California Premises Liability Claim

Our goal at Tim D. Wright, will be to secure maximum compensation for you in your premises liability claim. We understand how hazardous property conditions can cause individuals to sustain severe, life-changing injuries such as traumatic brain injury, back and spine injuries, fractures, burns and soft tissue injuries. We will work hard to pursue damages on your behalf such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income (including lost future earning capacity)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological distress
  • Wrongful death damages (if you lost your loved one)
  • Punitive damages

We will identify all sources of compensation for you and aggressively challenge any attempts by the property owner or occupant (or its insurance provider) to blame you for your injuries and reject or reduce the amount of your claim.

Our San Fernando Premises Liability Attorneys Are Prepared to Help You

At Tim D. Wright, we will move quickly to investigate your claim. We work with skilled investigators who can document the scene of your accident, talk with witnesses and track down various other evidence such as surveillance camera footage. We also frequently consult with experts that help us to determine exactly how a hazardous property condition caused an accident. A big part of our investigation can involve locating the identity of the property owner or person that was otherwise in control of the premises where you or a loved one was injured.

For more information about Premise Liability and Personal Injury Lawyers in San Fernando Valley, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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