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Premises Liability: Holding Property Owners Accountable

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 21, 2023

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Under California law, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their buildings and land in a safe condition. This means they must regularly inspect their properties to ensure it is free of hazards that could cause injury to visitors, patrons, or tenants. If a property owner fails to fulfill this duty, and someone is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for the damages.

This legal principle is known as premises liability and it applies to all types of properties, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and public spaces. Homeowners, property owners, and business owners all have a duty to make their property safe and to warn of any conditions that could foreseeably cause harm to others.

At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we have seen firsthand the devastating impact that a property owner’s negligence can have on someone’s life. We have represented many clients who have been injured due to slip and fall accidents, broken stairs, raised sidewalks, and unfenced pools.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property in Orange County, it is important to take certain steps that can help your premises liability lawyer build a strong case on your behalf. Here are three things you can do to help your case:

  1. File a Report with the Property Owner or Manager
    As soon as possible after the incident occurs, report it to the property owner or manager and obtain a copy of that report. Make sure to include the time, location, and any witnesses to your incident. This will establish a record of the incident and help your lawyer demonstrate that the property owner was aware of the hazard.
  2. Take Photos of the Scene
    Take photos of the area where the incident occurred as soon as possible. This will be very important for your case, especially if the property owner repairs or alters the area shortly after your injury. Photos can help establish the dangerous condition that caused your injury.
  3. Identify Witnesses
    Identify any witnesses who may have seen the condition or area where your injury occurred and may have seen you trip or fall.  Reliable witnesses are crucial in premises liability cases, as they can testify to the dangerous condition of the property and how it caused your injury.

By taking these steps, you can help your premises liability lawyer build a strong case on your behalf.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, it is important to seek legal guidance right away. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Orange County can help you understand your legal rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

We have a proven track record of success in premises liability cases, and we are committed to helping our clients recover physically, emotionally, and financially from their injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you. Visit our website at for more information.

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