The insurance company has a legal team to save them money after YOU have an accident. They would rather pay their lawyers than pay you fairly for your injury claim.
When you set foot on someone else’s property, you are putting your trust in them in a way. You are expecting they would uphold their duty to take reasonable steps to keep you safe. Although the property owner does not guarantee your safety when you enter their property, they do assume a legal relationship with you. If they fail to take reasonable measures to keep you free from harm, you can hold them responsible for any damages you suffered. That’s where our San Diego premises liability lawyer steps in.
Premises liability cases have their own complex legal issues. Oftentimes, there is a corporate defendant, and there is a lot on the line. In other cases, you may be dealing with evidence that can disappear in a hurry. Regardless, you cannot afford to wait to deal with the legal aspects of your injury. You have to deal with them at the same time that you are also handling medical issues. These are the exact reasons you need to quickly hand the details of your case to a personal injury lawyer.
Premises liability is an umbrella term that encompasses any type of accident or incident on the property of another that injures you. Regardless of what happened, the land owner or the party in control did not do what they were supposed to do to keep you safe.
Here are some of the premises liability injuries that can harm you:
Premises liability accidents can happen practically anywhere you go, including:
In any case, the property owner would be judged the same way. You would look at what they did versus what they should have done. You may be eligible for financial compensation if there is a difference between what happened and what should have happened.
To win your premises liability case or to put yourself in a position to receive financial compensation, you need to prove that the property owner departed from the standard of care. In your case, the issue is not that the accident happened but that the wrongful actions of another person caused the accident.
The challenge becomes proving what happened. Your word only counts for so much. A premises liability case only counts if it is backed up by evidence. It can be difficult to investigate your own accident and gather evidence, as you are both injured and unaware of how to preserve the necessary evidence.
When you call an experienced premises liability lawyer, they will investigate your case and work on getting the evidence that you need while connecting you with the proper medical doctors. You may obtain proof over time as your case goes through the court process.
The following evidence would bolster and strengthen your premises liability case:
Some of this evidence is in the hands of the defendant. You may not get your hands on it until the start of a court case because you may need to obtain it in discovery. An attorney is an experienced investigator and litigator who knows how to build your case.
Accident victims can suffer serious injuries. Even falls can cause lasting injuries that can stay with you for the rest of your life.
Premises liability accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including:
Each of these injuries can carry its own significant costs. They require extensive medical treatment, which can be very expensive, and they will also have secondary impacts on your life. For you, the good news is that the defendant must pay for all the damages and not just the medical costs.
Your settlement amount would also include the following damages:
The defendant and their insurance company will not make things easy on you. It does not matter whether someone was careless. To them, limiting their own liability is the priority and not making things right for you and your family.
After an accident, the immediate step is to see a doctor and follow all their recommendations. At the same time, you or your family should contact a lawyer. When an insurance company sees that you are “lawyered up,” its dealings with you will take on an entirely different tone. To an insurance company, the court is a place to avoid. Court costs them money and increases their own risk. Therefore, you are not as powerless as you think in a premises liability case. However, the power comes when you hire an experienced lawyer.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in an accident, the lawyers at DPI Injury Attorneys are powerful and dedicated advocates for your legal rights. We hit the ground running to work to put you in a strong legal position as soon as we get on the case. We handle our clients’ matters with diligence and compassion, knowing that your legal case is one of the most important things in your world. Contact us today to discuss your case and start the process.
… that you are hurting…
… to shoulder that burden alone…
… to be taken advantage of…
It is not the end of your legal case. An experienced attorney knows how to build a case without direct witness testimony, but it will be challenging. Still, you should not let it stop you from calling an attorney.
Yes. Most premises liability cases are actually against corporate defendants because they are the ones that owned or controlled the property. If an employee did something wrong in the course of their job, their employer is legally responsible for their actions.
You have plenty of things to worry about, but money is not one of them. Your lawyer works for you on a contingency basis, and they will not ask for money out of your pocket. They will also not send you a bill for their time if you do not win your case.