Defective Premises

Written by: David Azran

Under California law, the person or entity responsible for the ownership, management, or operation of real property may be held liable for dangerous or defective conditions which cause injury on that property. That includes injuries in a commercial setting (i.e. apartment building, hotel, supermarket, department store, parking lot, etc.), or someone’s home.

Although an injury on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation for your injuries, under California Law, the property owner, manager, lessor, lessee, occupier, or otherwise controller of the property may be legally liable for all of your injuries and financial damages if there is evidence that:

A. The property was defectively designed or constructed (ie stairs, handrails, walkways which are not according to building codes); or
B. The entity which owns, leases, occupies, or controls the property created a dangerous or defective conditions on the property; or
C. Reasonable care was not used to keep the property in a safe condition; or
D. There was a failure to discover unsafe conditions and repair, replace, or give adequate warning of anything that could be reasonably expected to harm others.

If any of the above circumstances are shown, there may be a finding of legal liability in this context. In that event, you may be entitled to compensation for, not only your past medical expenses, yet also your future medical care, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of earnings; as well as for pain, suffering, and mental anguish.

Here, at The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran, we have collected millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured due to unsafe premises. Let our attorneys, with over 35 years of battle-tested experience against the insurance companies and their lawyers, provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation by calling our office at (818)986-2052.