In the state of California, property owners and property managers are legally obligated to maintain safe premises and to inform others – clients, tenants, customers, and other visitors – about any hazards until the proper repairs can be made. Private and public land in this state and all structures intended for commercial, residential, or social use are governed by California’s premises liability laws. If you’re injured because of poor security on someone else’s property in southern California, speak at once with an experienced Pasadena premises liability lawyer. After being injured, you are entitled by law to pursue a premises liability claim to recover your medical costs and your other injury-related expenses, including any lost wages. Poor security can include:
- failing to maintain or to install railings or sprinklers
- not having enough security cameras
- poor lighting in parking lots, hallways, lobbies, and stairs
- defective or broken windows or locks
If you or someone you love is injured on a property, and if the injury resulted from a crime like a mugging or an assault, a property owner can be held responsible with a premises liability claim even if no one is ever charged with the crime. Security is imperative in locations like hallways, garages, parking lots, lobbies, and staircases – settings where crimes and injuries are apt to happen. Security must be sufficient at any privately-owned location where people come together such as amusement parks, shopping malls, stadiums, arenas, restaurants, and theaters.
In California, premises liability law is always confusing and often baffling. Even if you aren’t sure if you have a claim, if you’ve been injured, let a good premises liability lawyer look at the particulars of your case and determine if you have grounds for a legal action. In Pasadena, Los Angeles, or anywhere in southern California, if you’re injured on another person’s property – now or in the future – because security was insufficient, put your case at once in the hands of an experienced Pasadena premises liability lawyer.