The city of San Diego has a robust restaurant scene with shopping to match. In fact, it is the 8th largest city and one of the top five cities to live in next to Seattle, Austin, Virginia Beach, and San Francisco. This means that there is a lot of movement and lots of structures. This also means that there will be an increasing need for businesses and places of living to make sure that they are adhering to proper safety conditions.
Little do we know or think about walking into places of business. Once we enter spaces that are not owned by ourselves, we are entering a contract. This contract is between visitor and owner of the premise. The contract is for the owner of the premise to make a promise to the visitor that their walking areas are safe and removed of any dangerous obstacles. In return, the visitor promises the owner of the premise that they will act in a way that is reasonable so as not to get hurt while on the premise. If the premise owner does not take care of their end of the bargain then you have grounds to file a civil suit of premises liability.
The most common injuries with premises liability are slip and falls, neck or back injuries, bone breaks or strains, and various other injuries related to falling or having something all onto them. These injuries can range from superficial to life-threatening also known as catastrophic or traumatic injuries. Recovering from such injuries can lead to loss of wages and the burden of medical debt. Those who depend on you are greatly affected because you are out of work and cannot take care of the bills or put food on the table. You are entitled to compensation for such injuries. Those who own the property are liable for the injuries that occur on the property. However, the premise will try to convince the court that it was not their fault or that it was partially the visitor’s fault. They will try to prove that you were not using reasonable or cautious behavior.
What to Do Next
If you or someone you love has experienced an injury while on someone’s property then you need to call click here. Our attorneys at Edward J. Babbitt, APC will assess your case as a premises liability suit. We can review your injury and investigate the cause of your injury. Our attorneys promise to work aggressively on your case to ensure that you are justly compensated for the injuries you sustained.
Common premises liability cases include, but are not all-inclusive, slip and falls, animal or dog bites, swimming pool accidents, inadequate maintenance, or dangerous property. If you are considered a visitor and not a trespasser then you may have a case. If you are suffering from a pool injury then the owner incurs more risk by having a pool; therefore, you may have a stronger case. Reach out to our attorneys at Edward J. Babbitt, APC. We are ready to represent you.