- June 30, 2010
- In premises Liability
According to California law, property owners or tenants must “express due diligence” with their buildings and/or land and can be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs on or within their property. While that seems fairly straightforward, California premises liability laws are anything but straightforward for determining liability. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important to hire an experienced California premises liability attorney. California’s premises liability laws can be extremely complex in determining liability, percentage of liability and many other important factors.
To illustrate the complexity of California premises liability laws, consider California Civil Code section 1714:
“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
Your Orange County premises liability lawyer will tell you that the phrase “want of ordinary care” is central to determining damages in a premises liability lawsuit. When most people hear about premises liability, they think of slip and fall accidents, but there are many other situations that are governed by premises liability law.
If you or a close family member has suffered an injury on someone else’s property that you believe was caused by the owner failing to express due diligence or from want of ordinary care, call 888.848.5084 today. The California premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas may be able to help you seek damages to help with medical expenses, lost time at work and other accident-related costs you have incurred.
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