The average premises liability settlement in the Los Angeles, California area will vary based on the factors that contribute to your case. For example, if you made your way onto the property without telling someone you were coming, your position as a trespasser may prevent you from getting compensation.
Comparatively, an invitee on someone else’s property who suffers from an accident may have the opportunity to pursue a more substantial settlement.
Understanding a Premise Liability Settlement
The term “premise liability settlement” describes the compensation a court or individual can choose to provide to a party injured while on another person’s property, so long as that injury stemmed from negligence as opposed to deliberate harm.
You can bring a premise liability suit to court if you have suffered from a:
- Ceiling collapse
- Elevator accident
- Defective staircase
- Slip and fall accident
- Fire safety violation
- Building code violation
- Negligent security accident
- Accident involving inadequate lighting
- Dog or animal attack on someone’s property
- Sidewalk falls
- Supermarket accidents
If you are not certain whether or not your accident constitutes a premise liability suit, you can reach out to a premise liability lawyer in your area to discuss the details.
Property Owners’ Duty of Care in California
The state of California outlines a property owner’s duty of care to all parties who come onto the property in California Civil Code (CIV) §846. This statute notes that anyone who owns, leases, occupies, or otherwise controls a piece of property can be accused of negligence if they do not use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. In the same breath, the statute notes that the aforementioned party in charge of a property’s condition must make an effort to if not repair the damage done unto the property then to warn anyone who may be coming onto the property of the dangers therein.
Note that these requirements apply to all individuals who may make their way onto a person’s property, including invitees, professionals, and trespassers.
The Team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Fight on Your Behalf
To start calculating what your premises liability settlement might look like, you can reach out to a premises liability lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Together, you can look at the accident you endured and determine what factors contributed to the accident.
Bringing Your Case to Court
Note that you do not always have to take a premise liability case to court to fight for a settlement. Instead, you can calculate what compensation you believe you may be owed and present those calculations to the party you believe to be liable for your losses. If that party is open to communication, you may be able to negotiate a settlement without having to go before a judge. A premises liability lawyer can help you make that initial settlement estimate and can also manage negotiations for you, should you wish to limit your conversations with the party you believe to be liable for your losses.
Alternatively, the party potentially liable for your losses could choose to reach out to you before you have a chance to seek out legal aid. In these circumstances, you can run an offered settlement by an attorney in your area to determine whether or not such a settlement meets all of your needs.
It may be the case, though, that the party you wish to hold liable for your losses refuses to acknowledge that your accident may have been their responsibility. In these cases, an attorney can help you file a complaint with your local court and begin the process that may take you and the potentially-liable party before a judge.
Working with Your Needs in Mind
The team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recognizes that some rumors surrounding the legal field may make parties reluctant to seek out legal aid. As such, the firm works on contingency. When you seek out legal advice or aid through Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, you will not receive a bill unless a court or another party chooses to award you a settlement for your losses. The American Bar Association (ABA) then allows the firm to request between 33 and 40% of your settlement as payment for services rendered.
Let Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Handle Your Case
If you want to pursue a premises liability settlement, the team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you find the best place to start. Together, you can determine what factors may contribute to your settlement and how best you can present those factors in a settlement.
To reach out and start a conversation with the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, you can call (800) 223-5115.