If you have been allowed onto another person’s property, you are entitled to a duty of care. A property owner who allows people on their property is responsible for providing those people with ordinary care. They are to ensure the land itself is safe to enter or that any dangerous areas are well-marked.
To file a case against a landowner regarding premises liability, you must prove that the aforementioned duty of care was breached and that your injuries are a result of that breach.
A Law Firm Can Help You Take Legal Action After an Accident
When you work to take a premises liability case before a court of law, you will need to file a complaint, per the Legal Information Institute (LII). Within this complaint, you can identify:
- The party you wish to hold liable for your losses
- The evidence you have establishing that liability
- Your calculated compensation
- The methods which brought you to the above estimation
You will also need to establish that the property owner whose land on which you suffered injuries breached their duty of care due to their negligence within the complaint. In doing so, you can better affirm your position and continue to fight for compensation for your losses.
A premises liability lawyer can help you bring together all of the data you need and submit your complaint within the statute of limitations. According to California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1, you will have two years from the date of your accident to submit a claim.
Representing You In or Out of Court
After you have established a complaint and taken it to court, you can hire an attorney for representation.
That said, you do not always have to go to court to pursue compensation for damages done unto you while you were on someone else’s private property. Instead, you can work with a lawyer to determine what your potential compensation may be and then deliver that estimate to the party you wish to hold liable for your losses. If that party seems up to take on the case, you may be able to negotiate a settlement without going before a judge.
However, if you feel the other party may not be opened to taking on your case with your complaint detailing their identity, evidence of their negligence and liability, and an estimate of your potential compensation, you and your lawyer can work to bring your concerns before a court of law. A judge may take some time to consider this complaint, but if it is approved, you can prepare to defend your claims therein in a courtroom.
Let a Law Firm Look Over Your Case
If you have hurt yourself while on someone else’s private property in Los Angeles, you can take legal action. The legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can look over your case with you and let you know what your legal rights may be and what compensation you may be entitled to due to the property owner’s negligence. Together, not only can you fight for justice, but you can protect your finances in the long-term.
To reach out and discuss the ways in which you can begin to build a case against a property owner, you can call our law firm at (800) 223-5115 today.