Were you or a loved one hurt on someone else’s property in San Diego, CA? A negligent property owner may owe you compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., an experienced San Diego premises liability lawyer can fight to make sure you recover every penny you deserve.
We’ve fought to hold negligent parties accountable for over a decade. We’ve recovered tens of millions in compensation to date–and are ready to stand up for your rights.
If you were hurt and someone else was to blame, call us at (619) 777-5555 or contact our law offices in San Diego, California, and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can help you fight for what’s fair.
How Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help With Your San Diego Premises Liability Claim
You have enough to worry about after a painful injury. Fighting with the insurance company is the last thing you should have to deal with.
A San Diego personal injury lawyer can fight to make sure you’re getting the fair compensation you deserve–so that you can focus on healing.
When you hire Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., you’ll have lawyers with more than 43 years of experience in your corner.
Our legal team will:
- Investigate to find the evidence to back up your injury claim
- Hire experts and specialists whose opinions are relevant to assigning a dollar value to your claim
- Protect you when the insurance company tries to blame you for the accident
- Negotiate to recover the maximum compensation available
You don’t have to rely on a generic lawyer directory to get the legal advice you need. Let our San Diego personal injury attorneys help you fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet. Our lawyers have a 99% percent success rate–and we aren’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with the largest insurance companies and corporations.
All you have to do is give us a call today in San Diego, CA, to schedule a free case review.
How Common are Premises Liability Claims in San Diego?
When most people think of premises liability law, they think of slip and fall accidents. It’s true that many premises liability cases do involve slip and falls. About 36 million older Americans suffer fall accidents in the U.S. each year–and more than 32,000 lose their lives due to the same.
Thousands of California residents are hospitalized for fall-related injuries each year. In San Diego alone, the average cost of hospitalizing a single fall victim is more than $33,000.
In reality, premises liability law covers any type of injury sustained because of a property owner’s negligence.
What Is My San Diego Premises Liability Case Worth?
Insurance companies will try to downplay the extent of your injuries. You don’t have to let them get away with it. Your injuries have real consequences for you and your family. Our attorneys in San Diego will help you fight back.
We’ve handled countless premises liability cases over the years. We know how to gather evidence and use it to determine what your case is worth.
Factors that are usually important to assigning value to a personal injury case include:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- Whether you sustained a permanent disability
- The cost of your medical care
- The value of your lost wages
- The impact the injury had or will have on your daily activities
The insurance company isn’t on your side. Don’t let them tell you what you deserve. Call our law firm to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims in Premises Liability Cases?
Most slip and fall victims are hurt because a property owner knew of a dangerous condition on their property and didn’t fix it–or because the owner didn’t bother to look around to identify the unsafe conditions.
If you’re hurt as a result of their carelessness, you deserve to be compensated.
California premises liability laws give victims the right to recover economic damages to reimburse them for financial losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Medical devices
- Specialized care and in-home assistance
Injured parties are also entitled to recover non-economic damages in California.
Common examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Diminished quality of life
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of consortium
Did you lose a loved one because of someone else’s mistake? Our attorneys can help you file an action for wrongful death to recover compensation for your loss.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Getting Hurt on Someone Else’s Property in California?
Shared fault is often an issue in premises liability cases in San Diego and Los Angeles. Property owners will avoid liability by claiming the victim was clumsy or should have been paying more attention.
Realistically, multiple parties can share the blame for a premises liability accident. Under California law, victims can recover compensation if they’re partly to blame for their injuries. However, under the pure comparative negligence rule, your compensation award can be reduced to account for your share of fault.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All Injuries in Your Premises Liability Case
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., we’ll fight to recover the fair compensation you deserve.
Common injuries involved in premises liability cases include:
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
A serious fall can even lead to the wrongful death of a loved one.
What Causes Most Injuries in Premises Liability Cases in San Diego, California?
Property owners are required to keep their property safe for visitors and guests.
If you were injured on someone else’s premises, it might not be your fault. Typically, people get hurt because of something dangerous.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C., we handle all types of premises liability claims in San Diego, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security cases
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sporting arena accidents
- Apartment building accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Grocery store accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Assault or rape
- Bedbug injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
All kinds of things can cause an accident on someone else’s property.
Generally speaking, some of the most common causes of injuries in premises liability cases include:
- Lack of proper safety features, including railings and guardrails
- Inadequate security
- Poor lighting
- Failure to properly inspect the property for dangerous conditions
- Negligent hiring and failure to train employees
- Loose floor mats, carpets, cables, and wires
Were you hurt on someone else’s property? Call Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. to learn more about your legal options today.
How Do I Prove Negligence in a California Premises Liability Case?
Accident victims have the burden of proof in injury cases. That means you’ll have the burden of proving that the property owner’s negligence caused your injuries. Your initial response might be, “I know it wasn’t my fault, but how do I prove it?”
Our experienced San Diego premises liability attorneys at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. can help.
We’ll investigate to locate the hard proof you need, including:
- Video surveillance footage
- Past safety reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Statements from employees
- The opinion of an accident reconstruction expert if necessary
The point of gathering all of this evidence is to prove negligence. That means proving that the property owner didn’t act as a reasonable property owner would have.
Once we put the pieces together, we should have the information to establish the legal elements of your injury claim.
In other words, we’ll be able to prove the elements of negligence, which include:
- Duty of care
- Breach of the duty of care
In many states, a property owner’s duty of care in a premises liability case varies based on why you were present on the property. In California, a property owner has a duty of reasonable care in all situations. The question of the property owner’s negligence will depend on whether they acted as a reasonable property owner before your injury.
Did they know of a dangerous condition and ignore it? Did they fail to inspect their property for hazards? Or did they warn you and other guests of potential dangers? Let us help you figure it out.
How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in California?
Accident victims in California only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you were hurt on someone else’s property, don’t wait to get legal help. Call our law group today to schedule a free case review to get started.
Contact a San Diego Premises Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you’re considering taking legal action, you don’t have to handle your case alone. Call an experienced San Diego premises liability lawyer at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation today.