Common Premises Liability Accidents, Injuries and Compensation
At Brockmeier Law Group, an Orange County personal injury attorney practice, we know how frightening and stressful a slip and fall accident can be. If it happens at home, you simply turn to your own insurance company, but when it happens in an Orange County, CA business, you may not know how to proceed.
The business’s owner or the landlord of the office building obtains an insurance policy that covers their premises liability. The term premises liability refers to their legal liability for death or injuries occurring because of unsafe or hazardous property conditions. Besides the common slip and fall accident, the tenet of premises liability also includes death or injuries occurring in fire, criminal attacks, animal attacks, inadequate security, falling equipment, construction sites, and swimming pools.
Property Owner Liabilities
Like other types of personal injury claims, in matters of premises liability, the legal process includes determining fault and negligence. The injured party must prove the following:
- the property owner,
- the property owner’s wrongful act or negligence caused the incident,
- the injuries of the suing party occurred directly due to the wrong or negligence,
- the property owner failed to provide a warning of the hazard, defect, or deficiency,
- the injured party was unaware of the hazard and could not prevent their injury,
- the injured party did not misuse property, thus increasing their injury risk.
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Incidents
While not every premises liability incident results in a horrific injury, some types of injuries do occur more often. These frequently occurring premises liability injuries include:
- broken bones,
- electric shocks,
- neck and back injuries,
- severe burns,
- spinal cord injuries,
- toxic chemical exposure illnesses,
- traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Compensation in Premises Liability Cases
Let Orange County premises liability attorneys Brockmeier Law Group help you obtain the compensation you justly deserve for your injuries. These may include reimbursement for your medical treatment costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering, punitive damages if the property owner’s action were wonton and willful. If you lost a loved one in an incident, you could sue for wrongful death damages. Contact an Orange County accident attorney at Brockmeier Law Group today to learn more about how to legally address the damages you suffered.
Give Brockmeier Law Group a call at 310-425-3431.