Experienced Lawyers For Premises Liability Cases
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for their guests and visitors. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of property owners lead to hazardous situations that harm others.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our team is standing by to help when you need a premises liability attorney throughout the Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County areas. We have extensive resources that we can use to investigate your claim in order to obtain full compensation for your injuries and other losses.
What Types Of Premises Liability Cases Do We Handle?
Premises liability cases arise in various ways, and the team at Licata & Yeremenko has experience helping clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries. In general, it is up to a property owner to ensure the safety of their guests and visitors. Our team regularly helps clients who have been injured at:
- Office buildings
- Shopping malls
- Grocery stores
- Parking lot structures
Some of the types of incidents that cause significant injuries for victims include:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Electrical injuries
- Exposure to chemicals or poisons
- Injuries caused by neglected maintenance
Unfortunately, victims often sustain significant injuries in these cases. These can include broken and dislocated bones, spinal cord injuries, sprains and strains, lacerations and puncture wounds, concussions or traumatic brain injuries, internal illnesses or injuries, significant blood loss, disfigurement, and more.
Time Limit To File A Premises Liability Claim
It is crucial to start these cases as soon as possible and the time limits depend on the location of the incident. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that a premises liability victim will generally have a two-year window with which to file a civil lawsuit against the alleged negligent property owner. However, claims brought against government entities (such as a county or city) may have a substantially shorter window – as short as six months from the date of the incident. Failing to file a claim within this time frame will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
However, it is important to point out that these cases are typically resolved through insurance carriers, and a claim with the carrier needs to be filed as soon as possible. It is not uncommon for property owners to fight these cases, and this could include trying to delay an insurance settlement until the case is pushing up against the statute of limitations.
Call Our Premises Liability Attorneys For Help Today
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, the team at Licata & Yeremenko is standing by to help today. You can reach out to us on our website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.