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Who Can be Sued for Negligence in a Premises Liability Suit?

If a property owner or the party responsible for maintaining a property fails to keep it safe from hazards and causes someone's injury, the victim may have grounds for a premises liability suit.

An injury attorney seeks to prove that:

Premises liability cases can be complex in terms of identifying the parties who owed the duty of care. Much also depends on how the victim came onto the property. An individual entering a department store, for example, has been invited as a member of the public to come in and purchase merchandise. Premises owners owe the highest duty of care to an invitee. A social guest has the implied consent of the owner to be on the property. A trespasser may not be owed any duty of care.

Our legal team at Tedford & Associates conducts exhaustive investigations of the property to determine the facts and to establish liability for personal injury cases. We work with forensics experts to determine just how long that hazard existed.

A Wide Range of Safety Hazards May Lead to a Slip & Fall Accident

Although owners should maintain their properties according to certain building codes and regulations, they often don't to save money. Slick floors, inadequate lighting, broken stairs, faulty grating, uneven surfaces, worn carpeting and visually confusing carpet patterns are among the hazards that could confront an individual and result in accident and injury.

Slip and fall accidents, falling objects and other incidents can occur anywhere when defects and hazards are not corrected:

These locations can be on the grounds of:

Suing Owners of Property for Negligent Security

When security cameras don't operate as they should, stairwells and parking lots aren't sufficiently lit, gates don't close or lock properly, and security is insufficient or nonexistent, owners of the properties can be sued for negligence if accidents or attacks occur. These owners by law must provide security measures to keep the properties safe. When they fail to do so, they should be held accountable.

Premises Hazards Can Result in a Variety of Injuries

Minor injuries and severe, life-altering injuries may occur depending on the property's unsafe conditions and the specific nature of the accident:

Contact Us to Arrange a Free Initial Consultation

At Tedford & Associates in Pasadena, we represent the rights of slip and fall accident victims and others with premises liability claims. Our Pasadena premises liability attorneys hold negligent parties accountable for their failure to warn or correct property hazards that caused injury. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront legal costs.

Call us at (626) 793-7270 or contact us online to tell us about your situation and schedule your appointment for a free consultation.