Premises Liability

Injuries can occur in any place, at any time. Often, an individual’s ability to recover damages for a given injury depends upon where the harm took place. Premises liability is a sub-area of personal injury law that dictates an owner’s liability for injuries occurring on his/her premises. In these cases, an owner’s culpability for injuries incurred on his/her premises is generally determined by the nature of the relationship between the owner and the injured party.

Most premises liability cases involve negligence claims. The primary distinguishing factor from case to case is the duty of care owed by the owner. The most common premises liability cases are categorized as slip-and-falls , where an individual sustains an injury while on the premises of another party.

Another prominent area of premises liability is the dog bite/animal attack case. With some exceptions, an animal owner is generally held liable for the harm caused by his/her pet. Furthermore, in California, the owner’s liability is strict, meaning that the owner’s lack of prior knowledge of the pet’s dangerous propensities is immaterial.

To learn more about slip-and-fall and animal attack cases, please refer to the Premises Liability subcategories under the Practice Areas tab. To receive a free confidential consultation for a premises liability injury, contact The Law Office of Aman N. Shah at 714-312-3974.