Pursuing Maximum Results for California Injury Victims

Anaheim Premises Liability Attorney

When you’re hurt on someone else’s property in California, special legal rules apply. These rules are called premises liability laws because they determine when property owners or occupiers can be held legally responsible for injuries that occur in their space.

JSM Injury Firm APC has extensive experience handling claims involving injuries on property. Whether you’ve been hurt on a construction site, were bit by someone’s dog, had a child suffer injury in a neighbor’s pool, or experienced any other injury while on someone else’s property, our personal injury attorneys in Anaheim, CA are here to help you.

Our Anaheim premises liability lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skill to resolve your claim in court or through settlement negotiations. We don’t collect legal fees unless we win, and we are passionate about fighting for the rights of our clients in every case we take on.

Give us a call today at (949) 404-4826 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability laws govern a broad array of cases that happen whenever someone is hurt as a result of a property owner or occupier’s carelessness or negligence. Common examples of premises liability claims include:

These are just some of the many types of cases our premises liability lawyers at JSM Injury Firm APC take on. Whatever your situation, we’ll be there from day one to help you understand the legal processes for recovering compensation and to gather evidence to make the strongest claim possible for you.

Your Legal Rights Under Premises Liability Laws

The purpose of premises liability laws is to determine exactly when property owners or occupiers are held accountable for harm.

According to Rowland v. Christian (1968) 69 Cal.2d 108, “the proper test to be applied to the liability of the possessor of land in accordance with section 1714 of the Civil Code is whether in the management of his property, he has acted as a reasonable man in view of the probability of injury to others.”

This means that if the property owner or occupier is unreasonably careless given the risk of injury to visitors, they can be held liable for any harm resulting from their carelessness. There are different classifications of visitors that determine what a property owner’s duties are including:

  • Trespassers who are uninvited and owed the lowest duty.
  • Licensees, who are owed an intermediate duty of care
  • Invitees, who are owed the highest duty of care

Rowland v. Christian (1968) 69 Cal.2d 108 explains who falls into which category: “Generally speaking a trespasser is a person who enters or remains upon land of another without a privilege to do so; a licensee is a person like a social guest who is not an invitee and who is privileged to enter or remain upon land by virtue of the possessor’s consent, and an invitee is a… business visitor who is invited or permitted to enter or remain on the land for a purpose directly or indirectly connected with business dealings between them.”

JSM Injury Firm APC will help you understand your classification and prove that, based on your status on the property, the owner or occupier failed to fulfill their obligations to you and should be responsible for the damage you experienced because of it.

How an Anaheim Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You

You have two years from the time of your injury to make your claim under California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1. Don’t wait to call JSM Injury Firm APC today at  (949) 404-4826 to schedule your consultation with an Anaheim accident lawyer who can help you.