Working With Property Owners And Injury Victims
At Ramey Law, P.C., we have established ourselves as one of the premier Los Angeles legal firms in the representation of premises liability claims. If you are an individual, a homeowner, a residential or business tenant, or a landlord of commercial or residential property and you have been involved in a personal injury or property damage case, we can offer comprehensive advice.
We recognize that your situation is probably unique when it comes to premises liability law, so we proactively represent each client through undertaking a thorough investigation. Our firm uses a dedicated team of liability and damages attorneys to ensure that you get the best results possible. We take great pride in our ability to assess cases in a timely manner and provide clients with well-assessed recommendations and solutions so that we obtain the best results for them.
What Is Premises Liability?
These cases range from trips and falls on somebody’s property to liability for criminal acts committed by employees and others on landlords’ premises. Premises liability becomes an issue when a person is in possession of land or premises and has complete control of that land. Some premises liability cases, like trip-and-falls, require a lawyer to ensure that blame is established correctly and that correct insurance is assessed if any compensation must be paid.
There are several categories of people when it comes to being present on any type of premises:
- The Invitee: The first person is the invitee, who has been invited to stay on the premises and benefits commercially from using the area. The owner of the premises has to offer the best duty of care to this person. This could include warning the invitee of any potential hazards that may be encountered while in the area.
- The licensee: The second person is the licensee, who is invited to remain on the premises for a reason that has nothing to do with business but could be for social reasons. In this situation, the possessor of the premises is still liable if any personal injury is encountered by the licensee. For example, a homeowner will be liable if they knew that one of the stairs leading to another part of the premises needs repair and a guest is injured when using the stairs.
- Trespassers: The third person is the trespasser, who enters the premises of another person uninvited. If owners are not aware of trespassers, they cannot warn those trespassers of any possible dangers that may be encountered while on the premises. However, if the premises owner is fully aware of trespassers’ presence on his or her property, the owner might have an obligation to inform the trespasser of any possible hazards.
Overall, if a premises owner has put the property in the hands of a property management company, they still have an obligation to ensure the safety of those on their premises.
Work With Us To Resolve Your Premises Liability Case
If you are a property owner in Los Angeles and are dealing with a plaintiff who has a grievance about your premises, you should contact one of our experienced lawyers to discuss your premises liability concerns. Call our Los Angeles office at 310-773-5509 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with us today.