Premises Liability in Newport Beach
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When a person is injured on someone else’s property as a result of the property owner’s failure to take certain safety precautions and ensure the premises are not hazardous, he or she might be eligible for compensation. To get started on your premises liability claim, however, you will need the assistance of a skilled premises liability attorney to navigate this complex area of law. At the Law Office of John F. Christl, our Newport Beach attorney has over 25 years of experience, so you can feel confident in his ability to represent you.
Contact the Law Office of John F. Christl at (949) 245-6708 to schedule a free case review and discuss the details of your premises liability case.
Different Types of Premises Liability Cases
Just because you were injured on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean you have a viable premises liability claim. The property must be in an unsafe condition and the property owner must have known or should have reasonably known about the unsafe condition and failed to take the appropriate steps to address it.
Here are some of the most common types of premises liability cases:
- Slips and falls
- Poor or inadequate maintenance
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Dog bites
- Toxic chemicals and fumes
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective conditions
- Amusement park accidents
- Leaks and floods
It is also important to understand the duty of care a property owner has to certain individuals. Generally, visitors fall into one of three categories:
- Licensee: Those who have the property owner’s implied or express permission to enter the property for his or her own purposes are considered licensees. For example, a salesman would be considered a licensee.
- Invitee: Like a licensee, invitees also have implied or express permission to enter an owner’s property. However, invitees are typically family, friends, or neighbors.
- Trespasser: Property owners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers. If the trespasser was a child, however, the property owner would owe a duty of care to ensure there are no hazardous conditions on the premises. For example, swimming pools should be closed off from children to prevent them from exploring and accidentally drowning.
There are a few elements that must be proven to have a successful premises liability case.
In most cases, the following must be proven:
- The individual who caused the injury either owned, leased, or occupied the property
- The property owner was negligent in the use of his or her property
- An invitee or licensee was injured
- The property owner’s negligence was a key factor in the cause of that injury
Call the Law Office of John F. Christl at (949) 245-6708 to Discuss Your Premises Liability Case!
Were you injured on someone else’s property as a result of unsafe conditions? You might be eligible for compensation, but it is crucial that you act quickly and hire an experienced premises liability attorney to represent your case. At the Law Office of John F. Christl, our Newport Beach premises liability attorney has over 25 years of experience and is committed to helping the wrongfully injured navigate the legal with ease.
Contact our office today at (949) 245-6708 to schedule a confidential and free consultation with our premises liability attorney.