If you were injured on someone else’s property, you are probably facing several unexpected bills. Upfront medical costs can make you feel like you’re drowning. Add on missed shifts and lost paychecks, and you can start to feel like you’re never going to get out of this financial hole. Yet, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
Whether you are facing a private homeowner or a major corporation, our injury lawyers are prepared to build your case and hold the appropriate party accountable. A Fresno premises liability lawyer from our firm can serve as your representative throughout your case and stand up against those who caused your injury.
Types of Damages in a Premises Liability Case
You may be able to recover the following types of damages in a California premises liability case:
- Medical expenses: This includes costs for your current and future medical care, including surgeries, emergency room treatment, doctor’s appointments, medicine, and more.
- Income loss: If you were forced to take time off work because you needed to heal from your injuries, you may be able to recover the wages you lost. We can also calculate the difference in salary if your injuries forced you to be demoted, become less productive, or leave your field of work altogether.
- Pain and suffering: Physical, emotional, and mental pain are less visible but significant losses. To determine a settlement value, we also factor in how your injuries affect you, including changes in your appearance or enjoyment of life.
If a loved one lost their life in an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a wrongful death action to help you recover similar damages, such as the cost of funeral arrangements or loss of financial support from your loved one.
What Type of Accidents Fall Under Premises Liability Law?
Premises liability cases fall under personal injury law. These cases center around injuries caused by negligent property owners or managers, whether through their actions or inactions.
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As such, liable parties can vary based on the type of accident that occurred. Common premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Window or stairway falls
- Construction site civilian injuries
- Attacks or injuries resulting from poor security measures
- Drowning or injury from unguarded swimming pools
- Fires, flooding, or leaks from bad building construction
- Toxic leaks or fumes resulting in illness
Whether you were injured on an amusement park ride or in your neighbor’s backyard, our team will work to identify the appropriate liable party or parties.
Are Property Owners Always Liable for People Injured on Their Property?
Property owners have a “duty of care” to guests and licensees on their property. If there are hazardous conditions on their premises, they must post warning signs and attempt to remedy the hazards in good time. Even trespassers are owed a duty of care from property owners, which emphasizes the importance of maintaining safe premises at all times.
However, certain exceptions do apply that can protect the owner from liability. You may want to consult with a premises liability lawyer to discuss the details of your situation and assess liability.
How a Fresno Premises Liability Lawyer Can Serve You in California
At Nadrich & Cohen, we take the lead so that proper attention to detail is given to your case. We will use best practices to produce results, including a lot of boots-to-the-ground hard work.
To build your case our legal team will:
- Investigate the property where the accident took place
- Retrieve any evidence that may support your claim, such as surveillance footage, eyewitness testimony, and previous citations on dangerous properties
- Consult expert witnesses if necessary, such as an engineer who may provide insight on building violations
- Fill out relevant paperwork before the deadline
- Communicate with insurance companies, defending attorneys, or other parties involved in your accident
- Keep you updated on the progress of your claim
Our Case Results Speak for Themselves
Our team has experience getting results for our clients. We’ve fought for millions of dollars in settlements, including in these cases:
- $2,200,000 for a client who slipped on black ice
- $500,000 for a client who stepped in a hole at a residential home
- $225,000 for a client who fractured his knee at a supermarket
Our passion for our clients and our dedication to winning fair compensation for your losses also shows in our high Google ratings. Just listen to what some of our clients have to say about our services:
“I can’t say enough about the responsive service and quality from Nadrich & Cohen. They were extremely helpful, kept me informed about my injury case, and their professional, friendly manner made them pleasurable to deal with.” – Turquesa Garcia
“The service we received from Nadrich & Cohen was exceptional. We received continuous status updates and they promptly returned all of our calls. Simply put, this law firm was very helpful in showing us how to deal with the legal process.” – Sharon Huerta
Is There a Legal Deadline for Premises Liability Cases in California?
Per the Code of Civil Procedure CCP § 335.1, all premises liability cases must abide by the personal injury statutory deadline. Plaintiffs have a two-year filing period to submit their case from the date of the accident.
The same statute dictates that if you are filing a wrongful death action, the filing period begins on the date of the victim’s death.
Call Nadrich & Cohen for a Free Case Evaluation with One of Our Team Members
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property in Fresno, California, we may be able to demand compensation from the owner or manager. Our legal team at Nadrich & Cohen can review your case over a free consultation.
Hiring a Fresno premises liability lawyer can give you time to recover while attorneys with experience handling cases like yours deal with everything else. Call today for a free consultation. Once we take your case, you won’t owe us anything unless we win.