When you go to court for a premises liability case in Los Angeles, you can work with a premises liability lawyer to argue that it was another party’s negligence that resulted in your injuries on their property so that you can recover compensation. In doing so, you can present evidence of your standing as well as an estimate of what compensation to which you believe you may be entitled.
Establish What Happened on a Person’s Property
According to California Civil Code (CIV) §1714(a), all parties who own property or otherwise maintain it hold responsibility for the well-being of another party who enters onto their property. In the same vein, that person must accept responsibility not only for damages brought onto another person while that person is on their property, but also for those accidents that occur as the result of their negligence of care.
Even so, establishing that liability can be a challenge. If you suffered from an injury on another party’s property, do what you can at that moment to gather evidence of their alleged negligence so that you can better explain to a premises liability lawyer what occurred and why, specifically, you believe the named party to be liable for your losses.
Determine What Kind of Case You Have on Your Hands
From here, you can craft a claim against the party you wish to hold liable for your damages. In that claim, though, you must establish not only the identity of the liable party, but also the nature of the accident you wish to address.
- Premise liability accidents can include but are not limited to:
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Grocery store accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Stair accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Understanding Your Potential Compensation
With the nature of your case established, you can then begin to calculate what compensation that the party you wish to hold liable for your damages may owe you. Your avenues for compensation in a premise liability suit can include:
- Medical expenses for the damages you had to pay for at the time of the accident
- The cost of future medical procedures needed to restore your previous quality of life
- The cost of medical aids needed to restore your previous quality of life
- The cost of medications needed to restore your previous quality of life
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunity for employment
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy needed to restore your previous quality of life
- Wrongful death and funeral costs, if applicable
The Team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Fight on Your Behalf
Our team can negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to secure a settlement for you, but in the event that they do not want to give you a fair payment, we can take your case to trial.
We can file a lawsuit on your behalf and take your claim to court. Because doing so yourself can be stressful, you can then rely on a premises liability lawyer to advocate for you in the courtroom, arguing on your behalf to establish the party you wish to hold liable as legally so.
Do note, though, that you do not always need to go to court to secure a premises liability settlement. While you may find yourself in court, you can also work with a premises liability lawyer to communicate with the party you wish to hold liable for your damages and see whether or not they would be willing to come to an agreement outside of the courtroom.
Building Your Case
If you feel as though your accident on another person’s property was the result of that person’s negligence, then you can take legal action against them. A premises liability lawyer can help you bring such a case before a court, where we can argue in your defense and present the evidence that may allow you to secure compensation for your losses. The team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on contingency, meaning that you will not receive a bill for services rendered until or unless you receive compensation for your losses, in accordance with standards put forward by the American Bar Association (ABA).
If you want to start building your case, you can reach out to the team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a consultation at (800) 223-5115. We can tell you what happens when you go to court for a premises liability case in Los Angeles.