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Bakersfield, CA Lawyers Representing Clients in Premises Liability Cases

Property owners can be held responsible for accidents on their property

Premises liability refers to the responsibility of property owners regarding injuries occurring on their grounds as a result of improper maintenance or lack of warning. Owners are liable for injuries to known or anticipated guests if they fail to use the care a reasonable person would use to safeguard against hazards.

The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP handles personal injury and premises liability claims in Bakersfield and throughout California. The attorneys guide victims of property negligence through the legal processes required to obtain compensation.

What kinds of accidents are covered by premises liability law?

Owners may be liable for any kind of accident or injury on their property. Every year, lawyers handle a variety of cases involving the following:

  • Slip and fall accidents -- Stumbling on an object may seem like an everyday occurrence, but sometimes it results in serious injuries. If you fell in a shopping mall, grocery store or even on a sidewalk outside someone's home, you may have a valid claim against the person or company that owns the property.
  • Construction hazards -- Construction sites are perilous places, and unsecured equipment, exposed pipes, inadequate lighting and other dangers often cause serious injuries.
  • Leased residential property -- Landlords have a general duty to make repairs to property they lease to another person. Tenants or guests on residential property who are hurt because of a dangerous condition may be entitled to compensation.
  • Violent crime -- People who fall victim to violent acts on someone else's property can potentially recover from the landowner if the owner did not take reasonable security precautions.

Many other property accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability. If you suffered a personal injury caused by a hazard on another person's land, lawyers knowledgeable in this area of the law can help.

You may be surprised by what constitutes premises liability

Landowners can be held liable for almost anything on their property. Some sources of injuries are more common than others:

  • Burst pipes
  • Open pits or uneven surfaces
  • Exposed wiring
  • Failure to warn or mark a construction area
  • Dangerous chemicals or other substances
  • Defects in a building's structure
  • Standing water or mildew
  • Asbestos or other hazardous material
  • Substandard construction practices

An experienced personal injury lawyer can explain more about your right to legal recovery after an accident.

Contact highly regarded attorneys for a free initial consultation regarding premises liability in California

A property owner may be responsible for your injuries. If you were involved in an accident on someone else's property, call The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP. The lawyers at the firm provide valuable legal advice to accident victims seeking compensation for their injuries. If you were hurt and want to know more about your legal rights and options, contact the law office in Bakersfield at 661.578.6556 or online for a free initial consultation.

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