Accidents in which you are injured while on another’s property can leave you suffering serious and even debilitating injuries. These injuries can take months or even years to completely heal, and may leave you suffering permanent disabilities. When you have suffered this type of injury, you need aggressive legal representation to assist in getting the compensation you need to recover. At the Quirk Law Firm LLP, our injury accident lawyers are here to help. Our premises liability law firm can assist you, either in negotiations with insurance companies or by filing a personal injury lawsuit, ensuring your legal rights are protected.
Premises Liability Injuries
Under Section 1714 of the California Civil Code, property owners and managers can be held legally responsible for any injuries that occur on their property. These types of injuries may occur as the result of dangerous conditions that should have been corrected, such as uneven walkways, loose shelving fixtures, or poorly lit emergency exits, as well as injuries that occur due to failure to warn visitors about safety hazards, such as wet floors, areas under construction, or pools with no lifeguard in attendance. Injuries sustained due to these types of conditions may include the following:
- Broken bones and fractures;
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears;
- Severe lacerations and bruising;
- Back and neck trauma;
- Head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injury.
Compensation For Premises Liability Injuries
While people often consider the above types of injuries as being accidental, they are generally the result of another person’s negligence. Black’s Law Dictionary defines negligence either as acting in a way a reasonable person would not have acted in similar circumstances, or failing to take an action a reasonable person would have taken. This includes failing to make the proper repairs to property, as well as failing to warn visitors of potential hazards. When an accident does occur, you may be entitled to compensation, through either an insurance company claim or through a personal injury lawsuit. Types of compensation you may be entitled to include the following:
- Medical expenses, including the costs associated with diagnosing and treating your condition;
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation necessary to recovery;
- Lost wages due to your injury;
- Future losses in income as the result of lasting disabilities.
In addition to the above types of compensation, you may also be entitled to additional damages awarded through the court, such as pain and suffering, and punitive damages meant to punish those who exhibit particularly reckless or negligent conduct.
Providing Aggressive Legal Representation To Get You Results
If you or someone you care about suffers an injury as the result of dangerous conditions on another’s property, get the experienced legal representation you need and contact the Quirk Law Firm LLP today. As a full service premises liability law firm, our experienced accident injury lawyers can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable, and assist you in getting the compensation you are entitled to. We serve Ventura, California and the surrounding areas. Call 805-650-7778 or contact us online today for a free consultation.